A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ozu in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005imz. Unique identifier: us20005imz. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:12 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). 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 18:03:12 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 8.35 km, 131.0127° East, 32.9747° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.35 km (5 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimonoseki, Ōkuchi, Obita.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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