A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact location, longitude 131.3981° East, latitude 30.7776° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 19:40:48 / April 29, 2017 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m2i. Unique identifier: us10008m2i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:40:48 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nichinan, Ibusuki, Kanoya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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