A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Uto in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gr9. Unique identifier: us10005gr9. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:04:25 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/16 / 2016-05-12 08:04:25 / May 12, 2016 @ 8:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude 130.606 East, latitude 32.6898 North, depth = 6.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.41 km (4 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōnojō, Imari, Dazaifu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 68 km (43 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).
Each 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 sixty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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