A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ueki in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.97 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005idk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005idk. Exact location of event, depth 5.97 km, 130.7484° East, 32.8657° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 06:27:52 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:27 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:27:52 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Izumi, Miyata, Tsuiki. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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