A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan on Saturday. 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: us20005iwy. Id of event: us20005iwy. Exact location of earthquake, 130.4648° East, 32.4855° North, depth 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:38:53 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 01:38:53 / April 16, 2016 @ 1:38 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kurume, Kanzaki, Takeo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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