A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tamana in Japan. The temblor was detected at 21:26:38 / 9:26 pm (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, 130.6188° East, 32.8485° North, depth 23.25 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.25 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us20005hzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hzn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 12:26:38 / April 14, 2016 @ 12:26 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saiki, Tsukumiura, Satsumasendai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 8 km SSE of Tamana, Japan.
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