A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location, longitude 142.3703° East, latitude 40.8192° North, depth = 47.86 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 20:04:03 / January 18, 2019 @ 8:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.86 km (30 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j61y. Unique identifier: us2000j61y. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:04:03 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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