A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Uto in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:06 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gkh. Id of event: us10005gkh. The earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.6019 East, latitude 32.66 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 03/05/16 / 2016-05-03 22:52:06 / May 3, 2016 @ 10:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsukawaki, Amagi, Kobayashi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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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: 6 km WSW of Uto, Japan.
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