A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:40:33 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 13:40:33 / April 29, 2017 @ 1:40 pm. Exact location, longitude 131.343° East, latitude 30.7349° North, depth = 28.94 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.94 km (18 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m0m. Unique identifier: us10008m0m.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nichinan, Ibusuki, Kanoya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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: 32 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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