A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 10:01:28 / February 16, 2019 @ 10:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jitm. Unique identifier: us2000jitm. The temblor was detected at 18:01:28 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.0184° East, latitude 25.293° North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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