A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 130.8189° East, latitude 32.678° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:34:18 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:34:18 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20005i1r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i1r.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dazaifu, Ōita, Chikushino-shi (min 5000 pop).
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 nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 14 km SSE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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