A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 09:19:30 / February 19, 2017 @ 9:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.43 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.806 East, latitude 35.6325 North, depth = 39.43 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:19:30 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008ks7. Event ids that are associated: us20008ks7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kukichūō, Shiki, Mashiko (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-three 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 11 km SSW of Hasaki, Japan.
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