A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.58 East, latitude 37.5184 North, depth = 35.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.55 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dht8. Unique identifier: us6000dht8. The temblor was detected at 12:26:04 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 12:26:04 / February 15, 2021 @ 12:26 pm.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 104 km (65 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sukagawa, Ishikawa, Kōriyama (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 51 km E of Namie, Japan.
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