A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Uto in Japan on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 05:22:25 / May 4, 2017 @ 5:22 am. Unique identifier: us10008p5k. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008p5k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 130.6604° East, 32.6836° North. The temblor was reported at 14:22:25 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Imari, Ōnojō, Tsuma.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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