A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:46:53 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 22:46:53 / April 14, 2016 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i7c. Unique identifier: us20005i7c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.7335° East, 32.7956° North.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōita, Imari, Fukuoka-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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