A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 23:31:38 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ptn. Unique identifier: us10008ptn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:31:38 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:31 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.3574 East, latitude 30.7914 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tarumizu, Nichinan, Ibusuki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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