A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/19 / 2019-11-29 04:01:43 / November 29, 2019 @ 4:01 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:01:43 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.8943° East, 39.2184° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006eaz. Event ids that are associated: us70006eaz.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Miyako, Kamaishi. Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 85 km ESE of Yamada, Japan.
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