5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 19:19:46 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 67.05 km, 123.6701° East, 24.5711° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.05 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 11:19:46 / August 4, 2017 @ 11:19 am. Event id: us2000a4hf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a4hf.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 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 two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/04/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-has-occurred-near-ishigaki-in-japan/

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