Moderate Earthquake Strikes Sawara, Japan

Earthquake location 35.885S, 140.5419W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sawara in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 12:46:24 / January 18, 2019 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5419 East, latitude 35.885 North, depth = 47 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j5qm. Id of event: us2000j5qm. The temblor was reported at 21:46:24 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakado, Yokosuka, Kanuma.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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