A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.726 East, latitude 32.7517 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 14:29:58 / April 14, 2016 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i1b. Unique identifier: us20005i1b. The temblor was reported at 23:29:58 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 7 km (4 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sasaguri, Imari, Tsuma (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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