A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iye. Id of event: us20005iye. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.6675 East, latitude 32.7466 North, depth = 16.2 km. Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 07:02:03 / April 16, 2016 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:02:03 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). 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 16.2 km (10 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Satsumasendai, Tsuiki, Shiida. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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