A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 130.4184° East, 31.1354° North, depth 159.5 km. Event id: us1000hrlc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hrlc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/18 / 2018-11-14 14:05:18 / November 14, 2018 @ 2:05 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:05:18 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 159.5 km (99 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyakonojō, Kushima, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km SSE of Makurazaki, Japan.
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