A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 23:10:25 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.79 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000izfu. Id of event: us2000izfu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 14:10:25 / December 31, 2018 @ 2:10 pm. Exact location of event, depth 42.79 km, 141.4592° East, 37.4889° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matsushima, Ishinomaki, Rifu. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km E of Namie, Japan.
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