A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 166 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan (103 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000975e. Id of event: us1000975e. Exact location of event, longitude 143.3715 East, latitude 38.3269 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:42:26 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 06:42:26 / July 6, 2017 @ 6:42 am.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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