A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 141.1421° East, latitude 36.4028° North, depth = 30.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:58:33 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 23:58:33 / May 10, 2020 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70009dus. Event ids that are associated: us70009dus.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 114 km (71 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sukagawa, Iwai, Tōgane (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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