A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Morioka-shi in Japan on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.52 km (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.0921° East, 39.6776° North, depth 99.52 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 20:00:48 / May 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:00:48 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dzhr. Id of event: us1000dzhr.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tennō, Hachinohe, Takanosu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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