A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saiki in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/15 / 2015-11-03 15:55:40 / November 3, 2015 @ 3:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.35 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200041lm. Id of event: us200041lm. The temblor was reported at 00:55:40 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.977 East, latitude 32.6976 North, depth = 42.35 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Usuki (c. 35 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakamura, Kihoku-chō, Aso.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 28 km SSE of Saiki, Japan.
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