A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:59:26 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/19 / 2019-01-17 07:59:26 / January 17, 2019 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jbvf. Unique identifier: us2000jbvf. Exact location, longitude 130.4265° East, latitude 31.1549° North, depth = 158.04 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 158.04 km (98 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyakonojō, Kushima, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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