A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Miyako in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:36:55 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 13:36:55 / February 12, 2017 @ 1:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jc6. Unique identifier: us20008jc6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.35 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3487 East, latitude 40.1964 North, depth = 42.35 km.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km NNE of Miyako, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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