A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tsukawaki in Japan on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cdp. Id of event: us10005cdp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 06:09:36 / April 29, 2016 @ 6:09 am. Exact location of event, depth 7.58 km, 131.2657° East, 33.2372° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.58 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:09:36 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koga, Saga-shi, Fukuoka-shi. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Shimonoseki (c. 245 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km ESE of Tsukawaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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