A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ibusuki in Japan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/12/18 / 2018-12-10 12:17:59 / December 10, 2018 @ 12:17 pm. Exact location, longitude 130.4148° East, latitude 30.8034° North, depth = 89.25 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:17:59 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000itma. Id of event: us2000itma. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.25 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ijūin (c. 25 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ijūin, Kagoshima-shi, Tarumizu. 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. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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