A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20008mw4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mw4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 07:49:02 / February 28, 2017 @ 7:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.25 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:49:02 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.3741° East, 37.5841° North, depth 42.25 km.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahata, Takahagi, Kogota (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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