A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.8 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:11:48 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 20:11:48 / January 30, 2018 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000crgs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000crgs. Exact location of event, depth 60.8 km, 142.5606° East, 42.0237° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomakomai, Shizunai-furukawachō. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Tomakomai (c. 174 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km SSE of Shizunai, Japan.
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