A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Takedamachi in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005inz. Unique identifier: us20005inz. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:53 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:55:53 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.94 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 131.157° East, 32.9623° North, depth 10.94 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmura, Ōkuchi, Shimonoseki. Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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