A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6237 East, latitude 41.4168 North, depth = 45.09 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 15:06:27 / August 22, 2018 @ 3:06 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:06:27 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.09 km (28 miles). Unique identifier: us1000gfej. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gfej.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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