A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan. Unique identifier: us20005jsc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005jsc. The temblor was reported at 20:47:04 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5416 East, latitude 32.5998 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 11:47:04 / April 19, 2016 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamanoichi, Chikushino-shi, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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