A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 37.97 km, 125.2257° East, 24.7793° North. The temblor was picked up at 23:22:52 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.97 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006mek. Unique identifier: us10006mek. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 15:22:52 / September 6, 2016 @ 3:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 fifteen 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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