A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 20.28 km, 131.1419° East, 30.0143° North. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:23:43 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 18:23:43 / August 12, 2017 @ 6:23 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.28 km (13 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7m5. Id of event: us2000a7m5.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 80 km S of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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