A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Nemuro in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.07 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70006qjc. Event ids that are associated: us70006qjc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:36:54 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.0262 East, latitude 43.6008 North, depth = 101.07 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 14:36:54 / December 24, 2019 @ 2:36 pm.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). 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 Shibetsu, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk, Nemuro.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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