5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Iwai In Japan

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Iwai in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 12:23:01 / May 16, 2016 @ 12:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10005hqy. Event ids that are associated: us10005hqy. Exact location, longitude 139.8321° East, latitude 36.0466° North, depth = 37.46 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:23:01 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.46 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuura, Takahagi, Kawaguchi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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