A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.7622 East, latitude 32.7147 North, depth = 4.13 km. 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 4.13 km (3 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:51:24 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 19:51:24 / April 15, 2016 @ 7:51 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iqi. Unique identifier: us20005iqi.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Umi, Ōnojō, Takanabe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 SSE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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