A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Namie in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.32 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:57:46 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.6361° East, latitude 37.5229° North, depth = 40.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 19:57:46 / March 11, 2017 @ 7:57 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100088fi. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088fi.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motomiya, Yamoto, Matsushima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 106 km (66 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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