A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Kyushu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Kyushu, Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 130.8055° East, latitude 32.6919° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005i2q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i2q. The temblor was reported at 16:53:02 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 16:53:02 / April 14, 2016 @ 4:53 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tsurusaki, Umi, Hiji. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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