A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ueki in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005jbh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jbh. Exact location of earthquake, 130.7228° East, 32.9307° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 23:35:44 / April 17, 2016 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:35:44 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanda, Tsurusaki, Ōkuchi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 5 km NE of Ueki, Japan.
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