A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 04:50:01 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kyu. Unique identifier: us20005kyu. The temblor was detected at 13:50:01 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.6781° East, 32.8197° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ushibuka, Maebaru, Beppu. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km WNW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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