A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 171 km E of Nichinan, Japan (106 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 133.135° East, latitude 31.3154° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 12:25:49 / January 5, 2020 @ 12:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:25:49 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006uz5. Unique identifier: us70006uz5.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 171 km E of Nichinan, Japan.
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