A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kobayashi in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10004g0s. Event ids that are associated: us10004g0s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.61 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:17:00 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 04:17:00 / January 15, 2016 @ 4:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, 131.0709° East, 32.1885° North, depth 115.61 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ijūin, Ueki, Hondo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NNE of Kobayashi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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