A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Saiki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 132.1436° East, 32.6248° North, depth 49.19 km. Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 14:53:43 / March 2, 2017 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:53:43 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100086hr. Event ids that are associated: us100086hr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.19 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aso, Miyazaki-shi, Ōzu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km SSE of Saiki, Japan.
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