A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Namie in Japan. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:10:21 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4858 East, latitude 37.3491 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007b8h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b8h. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 21:10:21 / November 21, 2016 @ 9:10 pm.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Ōkawara, Iwanuma. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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