A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Matsubase in Japan. Unique identifier: us20005hzv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hzv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 12:42:25 / April 14, 2016 @ 12:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 130.6361 East, latitude 32.5779 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:42:25 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nobeoka, Hamanoichi, Takanabe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSW of Matsubase, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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