A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.41 km (20 miles). Global time and date of event 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 20:22:11 / September 26, 2017 @ 8:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000av31. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000av31. The temblor was detected at 05:22:11 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 32.41 km, 142.3865° East, 40.3434° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Yamada, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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