A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Takahagi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70007juj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007juj. The temblor was reported at 20:19:56 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.8412° East, latitude 36.3667° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 11:19:56 / February 6, 2020 @ 11:19 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Takahagi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 107 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan.
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