A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:55 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.7374 East, latitude 32.7565 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 22:23:55 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005iu7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iu7.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maebaru, Hiji, Takanabe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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