A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:30:01 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 00:30:01 / September 9, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Event id: us10006n8a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n8a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.9866 East, latitude 41.3229 North, depth = 0 km.
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Chongjin (c. 327 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Musan-ŭp (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komusan 1-tong, Musan-ŭp, Puryŏng. Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
Did you feel the quake?
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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.