A major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. The 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:25:06 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 16:25:06 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:25 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kumamoto-shi in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00o5oo9v, pt16106053, us20005iis. Unique identifier: us20005iis. Exact location of earthquake, 130.7259° East, 32.782° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Onoda, Ube, Kagoshima-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 137 km (85 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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