A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Katsuura in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 10:28:24 / September 23, 2016 @ 10:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:28:24 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rxn. Unique identifier: us10006rxn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2634 East, latitude 34.6571 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Katsuura (c. 22 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Ōhara (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōhara, Katsuura (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 eleven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 102 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan.
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