A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.68 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.2382° East, latitude 37.1232° North, depth = 45.68 km. The temblor was reported at 00:03:33 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008mit. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mit. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 15:03:33 / February 26, 2017 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Katsuta, Kakuda, Hitachi-Naka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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