A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Uto in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 18/06/16 / 2016-06-18 11:46:56 / June 18, 2016 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 130.5804 East, latitude 32.6761 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000658i. Event ids that are associated: us2000658i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:46:56 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsuma, Umi, Satsumasendai.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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