A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us20005it7. Id of event: us20005it7. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:34:13 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 20:34:13 / April 15, 2016 @ 8:34 pm. Exact location, longitude 130.509° East, latitude 32.569° North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokubu-matsuki, Amagi, Takedamachi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isahaya (c. 97 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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