A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Friday. The temblor was reported at 06:23:51 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 21:23:51 / April 16, 2020 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 128.476° East, latitude 26.0784° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us60009api. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009api. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Naha-shi, Tomigusuku (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty 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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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. 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: 66 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan.
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