A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The temblor was detected at 17:23:02 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j94y. Unique identifier: us2000j94y. Exact location, longitude 142.1958° East, latitude 40.3435° North, depth = 36.89 km. 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 36.89 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/19 / 2019-01-26 08:23:02 / January 26, 2019 @ 8:23 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuchi, Yamada, Miyako (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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