A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 05:24:16 / January 3, 2021 @ 5:24 am. Exact location, longitude 128.5096° East, latitude 25.9404° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000d556. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d556. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:24:16 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Naha-shi, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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