A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Ozu in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:45:56 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 16:45:56 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:45 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 130.8463 East, latitude 32.8805 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ija. Unique identifier: us20005ija.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akune, Sasebo, Ushibuka. The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km NW of Ozu, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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