A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Kyushu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Kyushu, Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005i14. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i14. Exact location of event, longitude 130.7582 East, latitude 32.7827 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:41 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 14:43:41 / April 14, 2016 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tsuiki, Tsurusaki, Shiida (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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