A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Yoichi in Japan on Tuesday. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:39:42 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 139.9953° East, 43.7027° North, depth 211.45 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d7ml. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7ml. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 211.45 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 02:39:42 / January 12, 2021 @ 2:39 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaru, Iwanai, Yoichi. Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Otaru (c. 143 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yoichi (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanai (c. 15 600 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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 83 km NW of Yoichi, Japan.
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