A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.2964° East, latitude 37.2451° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bwb. Unique identifier: us10007bwb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 21:23:37 / November 23, 2016 @ 9:23 pm. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:23:37 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Inawashiro, Funaishikawa. Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km SE of Namie, Japan.
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