A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Saturday. Event id: us20005izm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005izm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 12:05:06 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 21:05:06 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.73 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12.73 km, 130.75° East, 32.7277° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawasaki, Takanabe, Umi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km S of Kumamoto-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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