A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.06 km (25 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 12:26:18 / February 15, 2021 @ 12:26 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:26:18 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dht9. Unique identifier: us6000dht9. Exact location of earthquake, 141.3892° East, 37.5352° North, depth 40.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Tomiya, Kitaibaraki.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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