A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Takanabe in Japan. The temblor was detected at 18:28:07 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/15 / 2015-07-18 09:28:07 / July 18, 2015 @ 9:28 am. Id of earthquake: us20002yc8. Event ids that are associated: us20002yc8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.45 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 131.7914 East, latitude 32.0879 North, depth = 55.45 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Kushima, Miyakonojō (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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