A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:42:18 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.76 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 05:42:18 / May 7, 2016 @ 5:42 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.3256 East, latitude 31.2155 North, depth = 43.76 km. Id of earthquake: us10005fp7. Event ids that are associated: us10005fp7.
The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Kushikino (c. 25 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushikino, Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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