A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Uto in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 130.5713° East, 32.6909° North, depth 7.61 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.61 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gtv. Unique identifier: us10005gtv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:03:17 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/16 / 2016-05-12 16:03:17 / May 12, 2016 @ 4:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sasebo, Ōnojō, Dazaifu (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 8 km W of Uto, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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