A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Omuta in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/19 / 2019-01-03 09:10:28 / January 3, 2019 @ 9:10 am. Event id: us2000j00n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j00n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:10:28 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.4686 East, latitude 32.9699 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Izumi, Yukuhashi, Nakatsu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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