A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Daigo in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 21:38:50 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007naf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007naf. Exact location of earthquake, 140.4262° East, 36.9179° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 12:38:50 / December 28, 2016 @ 12:38 pm.
Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shōbu, Noda, Omigawa.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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