A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Obihiro in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 143.3169° East, latitude 42.9042° North, depth = 93.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.02 km (58 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/16 / 2016-07-24 02:51:19 / July 24, 2016 @ 2:51 am. Id of earthquake: us20006h69. Event ids that are associated: us20006h69. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:19 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Obihiro (c. 173 900 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Otofuke (c. 40 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shimo-furano (c. 25 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Shimo-furano, Kushiro (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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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