A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 131.8507° East, 31.7707° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:57:30 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100074a1. Ids that are associated to the event: us100074a1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 07:57:30 / November 5, 2016 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nobeoka, Kobayashi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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