A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kushima in Japan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:20:53 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.5259 East, latitude 31.0667 North, depth = 45.98 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.98 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 08:20:53 / October 4, 2018 @ 8:20 am. Id of earthquake: us1000h6vj. Event ids that are associated: us1000h6vj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyazaki-shi, Tarumizu, Miyakonojō (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km SSE of Kushima, Japan.
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