A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.32 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 17:41:15 / November 22, 2016 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:41:15 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.3485 East, latitude 37.2643 North, depth = 19.32 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bh4. Unique identifier: us10007bh4.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daigo, Shiroishi, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days eighty-two 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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