5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Nago In Japan

75km E of Nago, Japan

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Nago in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.46 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:11:54 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006hg4. Unique identifier: us20006hg4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 128.7272° East, latitude 26.483° North, depth = 20.46 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/07/16 / 2016-07-25 15:11:54 / July 25, 2016 @ 3:11 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomigusuku, Naha-shi, Ginowan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/25/moderate-earthquake-m5-5-quake-has-struck-near-nago-in-japan/

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