A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Uto in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.7106 East, latitude 32.6854 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i0k. Id of event: us20005i0k. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 13:38:43 / April 14, 2016 @ 1:38 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:43 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Imari, Umi, Beppu. Event epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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