A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Beppu in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.16 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, depth 13.16 km, 131.3315° East, 33.2154° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:18 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005imv. Event ids that are associated: us20005imv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 17:49:18 / April 15, 2016 @ 5:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saga-shi, Hōfu, Fukuoka-shi (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km WSW of Beppu, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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