A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hitoyoshi in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:00 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.0616° East, 32.4207° North, depth 124.81 km. Unique identifier: us10008uuv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008uuv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 14:35:00 / May 24, 2017 @ 2:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.81 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nichinan, Tsukawaki, Akune (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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