A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. Event id: us10004u9q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004u9q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:11:15 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.43 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/16 / 2016-03-03 07:11:15 / March 3, 2016 @ 7:11 am. Exact location, longitude 131.4086° East, latitude 31.746° North, depth = 53.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Izumi, Satsumasendai, Ijūin (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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