A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awlg. Id of event: us2000awlg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 16:36:01 / September 18, 2017 @ 4:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:36:01 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.5914 East, latitude 31.7399 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nobeoka, Tarumizu, Kajiki. Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 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 two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km SE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan.
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