A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kobayashi in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/16 / 2016-12-17 03:20:13 / December 17, 2016 @ 3:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.43 km (66 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us200081t3. Unique identifier: us200081t3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:20:13 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 131.0723° East, latitude 31.9693° North, depth = 105.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ibusuki, Nobeoka, Uto (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-five 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.
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