A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i1i. Unique identifier: us20005i1i. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:06:22 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:06:22 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.7545 East, latitude 32.7284 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyata, Tsuiki, Karatsu. Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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