A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nagasaki-shi in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 129.9687° East, 32.7024° North. The temblor was detected at 14:30:51 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 05:30:51 / February 23, 2019 @ 5:30 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jlx6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jlx6.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanushimarumachi-toyoki, Maebaru, Ōkuchi. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kumamoto (c. 680 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Nagasaki-shi (c. 410 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kurume (c. 238 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sasebo (c. 237 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saga-shi (c. 165 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōmuta (c. 132 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yatsushiro (c. 104 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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