A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kumamoto-shi in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.12 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gd48. Id of event: us2000gd48. Exact location of event, longitude 130.863 East, latitude 32.7239 North, depth = 7.12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/07/18 / 2018-07-24 22:31:28 / July 24, 2018 @ 10:31 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:31:28 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiji, Takeo, Dazaifu (min 5000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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