A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The temblor was detected at 01:15:58 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000hgp5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgp5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.65 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 16:15:58 / September 8, 2018 @ 4:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.1641 East, latitude 30.5849 North, depth = 46.65 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanoya, Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 22 km SE of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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