A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan. Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:07:00 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, 133.9° East, 35.4° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16295050. Unique identifier: pt16295050. The temblor was reported at 14:07:00 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kurayoshi in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Okayama-shi (c. 639 700 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Himeji (c. 481 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Fukuyama (c. 383 300 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Takamatsu-shi (c. 334 200 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Akashi (c. 297 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Kakogawachō-honmachi (c. 271 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mihara, Sandachō, Akashi.
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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