A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Beppu in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 20:16:52 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:16 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k9h. Id of event: us20005k9h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.02 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 8.02 km, 131.4328° East, 33.2495° North. The temblor was reported at 05:16:52 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tokuyama, Uto, Ōmuta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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