5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Iwaki, Japan

Earthquake location 37.1821S, 141.1721W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Friday. The temblor was detected at 23:30:14 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/18 / 2018-11-23 14:30:14 / November 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm. Exact location, longitude 141.1721° East, latitude 37.1821° North, depth = 46.76 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hvsm. Unique identifier: us1000hvsm. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.76 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtawara, Iwanuma, Katsuta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (18 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/11/23/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-was-detected-near-iwaki-in-japan/

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