A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hirara in Japan. Global time and date of event 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 09:19:51 / May 27, 2020 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.32 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.4264 East, latitude 24.8132 North, depth = 38.32 km. The temblor was detected at 17:19:51 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60009zx7. Event ids that are associated: us60009zx7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km E of Hirara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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