A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 130.8072 East, latitude 32.7581 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005il9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005il9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:04:12 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 17:04:12 / April 15, 2016 @ 5:04 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buzen, Tsurusaki, Iizuka (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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