A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Uto in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 18:23:39 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 09:23:39 / August 22, 2018 @ 9:23 am. Id of earthquake: us1000gf8r. Event ids that are associated: us1000gf8r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 130.6089° East, latitude 32.778° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iizuka, Kobayashi, Karatsu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km NNW of Uto, Japan.
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