A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Beppu in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 22:11:40 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:11 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:11:40 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.4025 East, latitude 33.2822 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005iu4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iu4.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saga-shi, Fukuma, Shingū (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 W of Beppu, Japan.
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