A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:13:24 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.98 km (24 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:24 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 37.98 km, 141.3978° East, 35.0228° North. Unique identifier: us10006rwa. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rwa.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Katsuura (c. 22 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōhara (c. 20 200 pop). Close 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 Asahi, Katsuura, Ōhara.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.
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