A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Oarai in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nax. Id of event: us10006nax. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.25 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0932 East, latitude 36.3855 North, depth = 31.25 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:53:16 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 11:53:16 / September 9, 2016 @ 11:53 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yachimata, Sakura, Narutō (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km E of Oarai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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