A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Uto in Japan. Event id: us20005i33. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i33. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:14:36 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 130.6708° East, latitude 32.7126° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 17:14:36 / April 14, 2016 @ 5:14 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Umi, Imari, Nobeoka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km N of Uto, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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