A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 13:39:52 / June 16, 2017 @ 1:39 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 131.7773 East, latitude 31.8692 North, depth = 31.36 km. Id of earthquake: us20009mzi. Event ids that are associated: us20009mzi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:39:52 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.36 km (19 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokubu-matsuki, Nobeoka, Shibushi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km E of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.
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