A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 131.3963° East, latitude 30.7721° North, depth = 12.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008m2m. Event ids that are associated: us10008m2m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 20:22:58 / April 29, 2017 @ 8:22 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.05 km (7 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:22:58 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Tarumizu, Nichinan.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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