A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:56:40 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.1969° East, latitude 37.0997° North, depth = 47.42 km. Id of earthquake: us2000b20f. Event ids that are associated: us2000b20f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.42 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 14:56:40 / October 6, 2017 @ 2:56 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inawashiro, Watari, Mito-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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