A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7517 East, latitude 37.6811 North, depth = 50.28 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dhf6. Event ids that are associated: us6000dhf6. Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 14:51:42 / February 13, 2021 @ 2:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:51:42 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.28 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomiya, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Hobaramachi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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