A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5546 East, latitude 32.7657 North, depth = 3.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 08:40:20 / April 16, 2016 @ 8:40 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iyx. Unique identifier: us20005iyx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.34 km (2 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:40:20 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iizuka, Kobayashi, Kawasaki (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 13 km NW of Uto, Japan.
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