A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ibusuki in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 15:32:17 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 130.7348 East, latitude 31.2274 North, depth = 112.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j0gb. Unique identifier: us2000j0gb. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/01/19 / 2019-01-05 06:32:17 / January 5, 2019 @ 6:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.3 km (70 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōkuchi, Kobayashi, Satsumasendai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 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 two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km E of Ibusuki, Japan.
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