A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.84 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.022° East, latitude 39.6811° North, depth = 44.84 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:58:43 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 17:58:43 / December 15, 2017 @ 5:58 pm. Event id: us2000c4yj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c4yj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Mizusawa, Kitakami (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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