A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:18:07 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.24 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.6831° East, 37.3279° North, depth 34.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 20:18:07 / September 19, 2017 @ 8:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ar6z. Id of event: us2000ar6z.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kakuda, Watari, Miharu.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 62 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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