A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Friday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:32 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000db68. Unique identifier: us1000db68. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 41.13 km, 140.734° East, 36.4008° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 23:17:32 / March 29, 2018 @ 11:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.13 km (26 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chiba, Funabashi, Sano.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NE of Oarai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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