A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ojiya in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 177.42 km, 138.7273° East, 37.3899° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 177.42 km (110 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:06:34 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 03:06:34 / August 6, 2020 @ 3:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b9yh. Unique identifier: us6000b9yh.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kashiwazaki (c. 86 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Sanjō (c. 82 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitakata, Shibukawa, Nagano-shi (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NNW of Ojiya, Japan.
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