A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Omachi in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 12/05/18 / 2018-05-12 01:29:30 / May 12, 2018 @ 1:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.89 km (9 miles). Event id: us1000e3dv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e3dv. Exact location, longitude 137.9466° East, latitude 36.6206° North, depth = 14.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:30 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maebashi-shi, Yoshii, Takasaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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