A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Nago in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.65 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 128.3116 East, latitude 27.3561 North, depth = 40.65 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 23:35:21 / December 17, 2019 @ 11:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006sxb. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006sxb. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:35:21 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 91 km NNE of Nago, Japan.
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