A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 17:19:28 / September 6, 2016 @ 5:19 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.93 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mh0. Id of event: us10006mh0. Exact location of event, longitude 130.9915 East, latitude 30.6513 North, depth = 35.93 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:19:28 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). 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 Tarumizu, Kushima, Makurazaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixteen 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km S of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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