A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kaseda in Japan. The temblor was reported at 07:53:47 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 153.96 km (96 miles). Event id: us20005y2p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y2p. Exact location of event, depth 153.96 km, 130.3966° East, 31.4162° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 22:53:47 / May 19, 2016 @ 10:53 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minamata, Kobayashi, Kushima (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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