A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.84 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b8r. Id of event: us10007b8r. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:39:43 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2702 East, latitude 37.308 North, depth = 15.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 21:39:43 / November 21, 2016 @ 9:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inawashiro, Daigo, Hitachi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km SE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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