A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.38 km (40 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:12 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 06:57:12 / March 17, 2017 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008smk. Id of event: us20008smk. Exact location, longitude 130.6462° East, latitude 30.4882° North, depth = 64.38 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaseda-shirakame, Kanoya, Makurazaki. Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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