A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 21:20:02 / April 18, 2016 @ 9:20 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:20:02 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005jm2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jm2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 131.0027° East, 33.014° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitakyūshū, Hitoyoshi, Isahaya. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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