A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 03:59:26 / May 5, 2018 @ 3:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 131.3401° East, 30.6889° North, depth 28.39 km. Event id: us1000dyk0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dyk0. The temblor was picked up at 12:59:26 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.39 km (18 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kanoya, Shibushi, Ibusuki (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 thirty-six 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km E of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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