A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 05:11:24 / May 6, 2016 @ 5:11 am. The temblor was reported at 14:11:24 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 129.3023° East, latitude 31.1068° North, depth = 24.37 km. Event id: us10005e7j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e7j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.37 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km W of Makurazaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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