5.4 Moderate Earthquake Strikes 30 Miles E of Takanabe, Japan

earthquakeA 5.4 magnitude earthquake has struck approximately 30 miles east of Takanabe, Japan. The quake hit at a depth of A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck 30 miles east of Takanabe, Japan, at a depth of 9.4 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey.

An earthquake of this magnitude is considered moderate, which means that it can be estimated to impact zero fatalities and less than $1 million in losses.

Earthquake-Report.com registered that the quakes time of impact was Mar 27, 2019 at 12:11:22 a.m. UTC.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the Takanabe, Japan Earthquake event was manually reviewed and registered a green alert level, meaning that an estimation of zero fatalities can be predicted.

Overall, Takanabe, Japan has a population that resided in buildings that are resistant to shaking caused by temblors. Nevertheless, some vulnerable building structures are present. However, the predominate vulnerable building types are usually heavy wood frame with reinforced masonry construction.

According to Earthquake.usgs.gov, recent seismic activity in this area have triggered secondary hazards such as fires, landslides, and liquefaction which may have contributed to losses.

The tremors has been reported as ‘felt’ by 1 reports on the USGS website.

Written by DiMarkco Chandler

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US Tribune News: Magnitude 5.4 Moderate Earthquake Strikes 30 Miles East of Takanabe, Japan

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