A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.04 km (40 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 02:24:38 / September 26, 2016 @ 2:24 am. Unique identifier: us10006sn0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006sn0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2176 East, latitude 41.8926 North, depth = 65.04 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:24:38 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Shiraoi (c. 20 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraoi, Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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