A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 18:23:51 / January 2, 2020 @ 6:23 pm. Unique identifier: us70006ttf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ttf. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2779 East, latitude 35.8319 North, depth = 32.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:23:51 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 107 km (67 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abiko, Ichihara, Tsukuba (min 5000 pop). 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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