A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:30:01 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 03:30:01 / September 3, 2017 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 129.0502° East, 41.3551° North, depth 0 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aert. Id of event: us2000aert.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Chongjin (c. 327 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Musan-ŭp (c. 21 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komusan 1-tong, Musan-ŭp, Puryŏng (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.
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