A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Hirara in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 06:20:15 / May 30, 2017 @ 6:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2211 East, latitude 24.4056 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:20:15 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008wcm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wcm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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