A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.36 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005inf. Unique identifier: us20005inf. The temblor was reported at 03:20:49 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.9965 East, latitude 33.1011 North, depth = 19.36 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:20:49 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:20 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ube, Shimonoseki, Ureshino (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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