A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shimabara in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.4709° East, 32.7629° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 06:30:52 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:30:52 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c3n. Id of event: us10005c3n.
Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kobayashi, Iizuka, Kawasaki (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
Did you feel it?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km ESE of Shimabara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.