A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yatsushiro in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 08:52:14 / April 19, 2016 @ 8:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.19 km (2 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:52:14 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005jr8. Event ids that are associated: us20005jr8. Exact location, longitude 130.5669° East, latitude 32.5123° North, depth = 3.19 km.
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kagoshima-shi, Imari, Miyazaki-shi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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