A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10008ueb. Event ids that are associated: us10008ueb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.87 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:55 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.3971° East, 30.8335° North, depth 26.87 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 14:16:55 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tarumizu, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Nichinan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sueyoshichō-ninokata (c. 20 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 39 km ENE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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