A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:28:13 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i10. Id of event: us20005i10. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 14:28:13 / April 14, 2016 @ 2:28 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 130.7453 East, latitude 32.7849 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Imari, Fukuoka-shi, Ōita (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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