A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nago in Japan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:58:14 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.06 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 02:58:14 / September 8, 2020 @ 2:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, 127.885° East, 27.0476° North, depth 59.06 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjiq. Unique identifier: us7000bjiq.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 48 km NNW of Nago, Japan.
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