A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ozu in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:26:52 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.9166° East, 32.8623° North. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:52 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005inb. Event ids that are associated: us20005inb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yukuhashi, Tsuma, Fukuoka-shi. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 4 km E of Ozu, Japan.
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