A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:26:03 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac6k. Unique identifier: us2000ac6k. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 02:26:03 / August 27, 2017 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7106 East, latitude 36.8152 North, depth = 4.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.32 km (3 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katori-shi, Edosaki, Ishige (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five 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.
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