A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dttm. Unique identifier: us1000dttm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 04:27:15 / April 28, 2018 @ 4:27 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:27:15 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 132.1307° East, latitude 31.7491° North, depth = 19.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushima, Tsuma, Nichinan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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