A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 21:22:29 / April 16, 2020 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:22:29 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.5671 East, latitude 26.0187 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70008xxx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008xxx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naha-shi, Itoman, Tomigusuku (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 77 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan.
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