A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Izumi in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 19:09:58 / October 2, 2015 @ 7:09 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.33 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:09:58 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003jvv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jvv. Exact location of event, longitude 130.349 East, latitude 32.0395 North, depth = 5.33 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kumamoto, Nagasaki-shi, Kanoya.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 5 km SSW of Izumi, Japan.
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