A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Uto in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 19:46:50 / April 16, 2016 @ 7:46 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:46:50 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 130.6802 East, latitude 32.7247 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005j23. Event ids that are associated: us20005j23.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kawasaki, Beppu, Tsuma (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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