A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:27 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008uci. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008uci. Exact location of earthquake, 127.2388° East, 26.9117° North, depth 85.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 16:43:27 / March 24, 2017 @ 4:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.23 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Katsuren-haebaru (min 5000 pop).
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 fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km NW of Ishikawa, Japan.
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