A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ōmiya in Japan on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 140.3567° East, latitude 36.5483° North, depth = 83.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.94 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:35:32 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d45q. Unique identifier: us6000d45q. Global time and date of event 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 00:35:32 / December 30, 2020 @ 12:35 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sakai-nakajima, Fukayachō, Funehikimachi-funehiki (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 three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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