A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kobayashi in Japan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fld. Unique identifier: us10004fld. The temblor was picked up at 21:25:55 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 12:25:55 / January 13, 2016 @ 12:25 pm. Exact location of event, depth 114.42 km, 130.9355° East, 31.9872° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.42 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kumamoto, Ushibuka, Ibusuki.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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