A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Nemuro in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 11:31:35 / January 15, 2020 @ 11:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:31:35 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.11 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.2254 East, latitude 42.9319 North, depth = 90.11 km. Unique identifier: us70007077. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007077.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shibetsu, Kushiro, Nemuro. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kushiro (c. 183 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km SSW of Nemuro, Japan.
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