A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ueki in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.7389 East, latitude 32.8601 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20005i75. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i75. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:57 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 22:29:57 / April 14, 2016 @ 10:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nōgata, Karatsu, Miyata (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SE of Ueki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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