A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Matsubase in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 05:27:04 / April 16, 2016 @ 5:27 am. The temblor was reported at 14:27:04 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005ixz. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ixz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 1.27 km (1 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 130.6393° East, 32.6604° North, depth 1.27 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Imari, Nobeoka, Dazaifu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km WNW of Matsubase, Japan.
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