A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 131.4435 East, latitude 30.6888 North, depth = 17.92 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 21:44:44 / October 19, 2015 @ 9:44 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.92 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003pst. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pst. The temblor was detected at 06:44:44 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ibusuki, Kanoya, Shibushi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (59 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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