A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:28:40 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.7387° East, latitude 37.6047° North, depth = 41.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 16:28:40 / February 25, 2018 @ 4:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.25 km (26 miles). Event id: us2000d7pu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d7pu.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Shiroishi, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 105 km (66 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km ENE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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