A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 04:25:49 / January 14, 2020 @ 4:25 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:25:49 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.0741° East, 36.0779° North. Unique identifier: us70006zhu. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006zhu.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwai, Karasuyama, Kashiwa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (62 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 40 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan.
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