A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 01:44:06 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ij8. Id of event: us20005ij8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.688° East, 32.689° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 16:44:06 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:44 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yukuhashi, Kitsuki, Tsukumiura. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 72 km (45 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 eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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