A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ushiku in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007lia. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007lia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.0609 East, latitude 35.9633 North, depth = 69.69 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 17:07:47 / January 31, 2020 @ 5:07 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:07:47 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomioka, Kanekomachi, Ninomiya.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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.
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