A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ozu in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.57 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 19:18:16 / April 15, 2016 @ 7:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 130.9495° East, latitude 32.937° North, depth = 10.57 km. The temblor was detected at 04:18:16 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ipp. Unique identifier: us20005ipp.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanda, Ōmura, Ureshino (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km NE of Ozu, Japan.
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