A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hotaka in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70009kd9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009kd9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 04:13:00 / May 19, 2020 @ 4:13 am. Exact location, longitude 137.6936° East, latitude 36.2467° North, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:13:00 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kōfu-shi (c. 190 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakanojōmachi, Katsuyama, Annaka. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km WSW of Hotaka, Japan.
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