A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 06:43:05 / March 1, 2017 @ 6:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085wr. Id of event: us100085wr. Exact location of event, depth 51.15 km, 141.3978° East, 37.576° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.15 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 15:43:05 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomiya, Ishikawa, Yamoto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 36 km ENE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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