A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Uto in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.6701 East, latitude 32.7292 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iwz. Id of event: us20005iwz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:02:52 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 02:02:52 / April 16, 2016 @ 2:02 am.
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karatsu, Takanabe, Tagawa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 5 km N of Uto, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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