A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Uto in Japan on Friday. The temblor was detected at 06:50:41 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005eae. Event ids that are associated: us10005eae. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 21:50:41 / April 28, 2016 @ 9:50 pm. Exact location, longitude 130.6075° East, latitude 32.762° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kobayashi, Sasebo, Akune. The epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km NNW of Uto, Japan.
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