A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gi03. Unique identifier: us2000gi03. The temblor was detected at 17:42:20 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/07/18 / 2018-07-31 08:42:20 / July 31, 2018 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.1653 East, latitude 37.1754 North, depth = 10.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.21 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōarai, Karasuyama, Iwanuma. The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).
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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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