A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 130.7174° East, 32.7411° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:50:31 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i1z. Id of event: us20005i1z. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:50:31 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsuma, Kawasaki, Akune. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourteen 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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