A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 23:34:09 / October 14, 2017 @ 11:34 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:34:09 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.84 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ascl. Id of event: us1000ascl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.2712 East, latitude 30.9348 North, depth = 147.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kushikino (c. 25 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokubu-matsuki, Shibushi, Satsumasendai. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km S of Makurazaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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