A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 128 km E of Namie, Japan (80 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:52:46 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.4442 East, latitude 37.3765 North, depth = 8.03 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.03 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/19 / 2019-08-24 04:52:46 / August 24, 2019 @ 4:52 am. Id of earthquake: us700057sm. Event ids that are associated: us700057sm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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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. 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: 128 km E of Namie, Japan.
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