A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:13:21 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 12:13:21 / May 6, 2018 @ 12:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.26 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dzmt. Unique identifier: us1000dzmt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 130.6468 East, latitude 32.8139 North, depth = 21.26 km.
Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tagawa, Maebaru, Iizuka.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km WNW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan.
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