A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005i51. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i51. Exact location of event, longitude 130.694 East, latitude 32.7554 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 20:10:37 / April 14, 2016 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:10:37 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maebaru, Tsuma, Tagawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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