A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.16 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 18:49:45 / April 30, 2017 @ 6:49 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:49:45 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.3866 East, latitude 30.7296 North, depth = 36.16 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m99. Unique identifier: us10008m99.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ibusuki, Kanoya, Shibushi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 37 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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