A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Uto in Japan on Monday. Event id: us10005byj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005byj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.5916 East, latitude 32.6872 North, depth = 4.81 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:18:25 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.81 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 12:18:25 / April 18, 2016 @ 12:18 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōnojō, Imari, Dazaifu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 7 km W of Uto, Japan.
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