A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. Unique identifier: us2000au2t. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000au2t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:31:38 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.3869 East, latitude 31.2474 North, depth = 159.24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.24 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 23:31:38 / September 24, 2017 @ 11:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōkuchi, Izumi, Akune (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Izumi (c. 39 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km ESE of Makurazaki, Japan.
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