A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/19 / 2019-01-08 15:22:20 / January 8, 2019 @ 3:22 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j8c3. Unique identifier: us2000j8c3. The temblor was picked up at 00:22:20 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.56 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 130.9653° East, 30.6182° North, depth 37.56 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanoya, Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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: 13 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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