A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:42:30 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d563. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d563. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 06:42:30 / January 3, 2021 @ 6:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 128.5658° East, latitude 25.8756° North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Ishikawa, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 85 km SE of Katsuren-haebaru, Japan.
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