A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 21:40:01 / April 15, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:40:01 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 130.8866° East, 32.9677° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005itt. Unique identifier: us20005itt.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Togitsu, Nagasaki-shi, Fukuma. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 6 km ESE of Kikuchi, Japan.
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