A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 9.19 km, 131.0689° East, 33.0263° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 18:30:22 / April 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j1s. Id of event: us20005j1s. The temblor was picked up at 03:30:22 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.19 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashima, Fukuoka-shi, Nōgata.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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