A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 1.32 km, 130.7249° East, 32.7389° North. Unique identifier: us20005i1a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i1a. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:46 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.32 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:03:46 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakama, Kanda, Fukuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (63 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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