A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iw0. Id of event: us20005iw0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:16:28 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.37 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 00:16:28 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5634 East, latitude 32.5615 North, depth = 5.37 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushikino, Tsukawaki, Amagi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isahaya (c. 97 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 7 km NNW of Yatsushiro, Japan.
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