A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ibusuki in Japan on Thursday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:34:38 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 130.6027 East, latitude 31.3708 North, depth = 10 km. 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: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 05:34:38 / August 24, 2017 @ 5:34 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ab7j. Id of event: us2000ab7j.
The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyazaki-shi, Minamata, Hitoyoshi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km NNW of Ibusuki, Japan.
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