A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.67 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 40.67 km, 141.5916° East, 37.8111° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:19:45 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k66. Id of event: us20005k66. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 12:19:45 / April 20, 2016 @ 12:19 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamagata-shi, Kōriyama, Motomiya (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km NE of Namie, Japan.
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