A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Id of earthquake: us100076kd. Event ids that are associated: us100076kd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.12 km (26 miles). Global time and date of event 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 22:20:41 / November 9, 2016 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:20:41 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.1254° East, latitude 38.7666° North, depth = 42.12 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitakami, Furukawa, Matsushima (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 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 fourty-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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