A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ueki in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iug. Id of event: us20005iug. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:42:34 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.6484° East, 32.8274° North. Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 22:42:34 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ushibuka, Tagawa, Maebaru (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSW of Ueki, Japan.
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