A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 130.3785 East, latitude 31.0171 North, depth = 141.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088fc. Id of event: us100088fc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 141.09 km (88 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:48:41 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 18:48:41 / March 11, 2017 @ 6:48 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyakonojō, Kushima, Sueyoshichō-ninokata. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km SSE of Makurazaki, Japan.
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