A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Kushima in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 132.0208 East, latitude 30.9704 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:23:53 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 23:23:53 / December 18, 2017 @ 11:23 pm. Event id: us1000bsuu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bsuu.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Nishinoomote, Kushima. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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