A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us70009kc6. Event ids that are associated: us70009kc6. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 03:17:13 / May 19, 2020 @ 3:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.37 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.3135° East, latitude 37.6374° North, depth = 44.37 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:17:13 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inawashiro, Kogota, Wakuya (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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