A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 11:49:54 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.5913° East, latitude 35.8638° North, depth = 26.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 02:49:54 / October 20, 2016 @ 2:49 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.27 km (16 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fic. Id of event: us20007fic.
The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hino, Machida, Sakado. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 two and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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