A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 03:00:37 / May 18, 2020 @ 3:00 am. Exact location, longitude 141.8114° East, latitude 38.1965° North, depth = 43.5 km. The temblor was reported at 12:00:37 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.5 km (27 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009jbz. Unique identifier: us70009jbz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Ōfunato, Marumori (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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