A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Misawa in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2018 East, latitude 40.8668 North, depth = 88.38 km. The temblor was detected at 14:32:53 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000559v. Unique identifier: us6000559v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.38 km (55 miles). Global time and date of event 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 05:32:53 / August 15, 2019 @ 5:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hakodate, Takanosu, Ōdate. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 24 km NNW of Misawa, Japan.
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