A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.23 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/16 / 2016-08-03 15:46:57 / August 3, 2016 @ 3:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:46:57 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.2071 East, latitude 31.1358 North, depth = 162.23 km. Event id: us10006afm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006afm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Nishinoomote, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km SW of Makurazaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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