5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Koshigaya, Japan

3km W of Koshigaya, Japan

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Koshigaya in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.99 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:12:27 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/09/16 / 2016-09-13 10:12:27 / September 13, 2016 @ 10:12 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10006p8f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p8f. Exact location of event, longitude 139.7504 East, latitude 35.8886 North, depth = 77.99 km.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fujikawaguchiko, Isawa, Numata (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/09/13/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-strikes-near-koshigaya-in-japan/

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