A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tamana in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 130.5621° East, 33.0022° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000j94a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j94a. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:33 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/19 / 2019-01-26 05:16:33 / January 26, 2019 @ 5:16 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fukuoka-shi (c. 1 392 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kitakyūshū (c. 997 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitakyūshū, Kanda, Beppu.
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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 9 km N of Tamana, Japan.
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