A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. The temblor was detected at 07:44:51 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.19 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 34.19 km, 124.8023° East, 24.3225° North. Event id: us700057r2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057r2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 23:44:51 / August 23, 2019 @ 11:44 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara, Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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