A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.58 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.9505° East, latitude 40.122° North, depth = 59.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 07:18:55 / December 12, 2020 @ 7:18 am. The temblor was detected at 07:18:55 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqhy. Unique identifier: us7000cqhy.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Hanawa (c. 36 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hanamaki, Hanawa, Tōno (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 52 km N of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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