A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:59:47 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/19 / 2019-02-05 16:59:47 / February 5, 2019 @ 4:59 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jdp9. Unique identifier: us2000jdp9. Exact location of earthquake, 131.809° East, 30.92° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibushi, Nichinan, Kushima (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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