A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/07/15 / 2015-07-13 06:52:36 / July 13, 2015 @ 6:52 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20002x29. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002x29. Exact location, longitude 131.7708° East, latitude 31.4404° North, depth = 40.96 km. The temblor was detected at 15:52:36 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.96 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokubu-matsuki, Kobayashi, Kanoya (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km ESE of Nichinan, Japan.
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