A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 12:32:32 / April 29, 2017 @ 12:32 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m0g. Unique identifier: us10008m0g. The temblor was detected at 21:32:32 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.39 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.4291 East, latitude 30.8134 North, depth = 21.39 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyakonojō, Tarumizu, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km ENE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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