A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 145.6026° East, 42.6758° North. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:42:10 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e7fh. Unique identifier: us1000e7fh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 18:42:10 / May 17, 2018 @ 6:42 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Kushiro, Nemuro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km S of Nemuro, Japan.
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