A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.6733° East, latitude 36.7719° North, depth = 6.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.51 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:02:05 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3d2. Id of event: us2000a3d2. Global time and date of event 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 17:02:05 / August 1, 2017 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mitsukaidō, Omigawa, Ushiku (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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