A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kikuchi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 131.092° East, latitude 33.0126° North, depth = 10.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.7 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:42:00 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jgz. Unique identifier: us20005jgz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 11:42:00 / April 18, 2016 @ 11:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōmura, Tsuma, Shimonoseki. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km E of Kikuchi, Japan.
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