Moderate 5.4 Strikes Tanabe In Japan

Earthquake location 33.689S, 135.1407W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tanabe in Japan on Friday. Exact location, longitude 135.1407° East, latitude 33.689° North, depth = 35.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:55 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000i5s1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5s1. Global time and date of event 02/11/18 / 2018-11-02 07:53:55 / November 2, 2018 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.22 km (22 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashihara-shi, Kashihara, Owase. Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Wakayama-shi (c. 351 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Akashi (c. 297 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tokushima-shi (c. 267 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kishiwada (c. 205 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Izumi (c. 189 100 pop).

Each 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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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