A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 18:38:57 / April 19, 2016 @ 6:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:38:57 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005jvs. Event ids that are associated: us20005jvs. Exact location, longitude 130.6578° East, latitude 32.4713° North, depth = 4.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.16 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isahaya (c. 97 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushikino, Miyakonojō, Takedamachi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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