A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.63 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:16:42 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005in9. Id of event: us20005in9. Exact location of event, longitude 130.8355 East, latitude 33.0864 North, depth = 18.63 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:16:42 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagasaki-shi, Hitoyoshi, Shimonoseki (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 11 km N of Kikuchi, Japan.
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