A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 130.8354° East, latitude 32.7877° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:07:35 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 13:07:35 / April 14, 2016 @ 1:07 pm. Event id: us20005i0c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i0c.
Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koga, Shingū, Karatsu. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 8 km E of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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