A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kihoku-cho in Japan on Monday. Event id: us1000jdg8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdg8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 41.32 km, 132.6498° East, 33.1828° North. The temblor was picked up at 15:37:51 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.32 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/03/19 / 2019-03-11 06:37:51 / March 11, 2019 @ 6:37 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kōchi-shi (c. 335 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Saijō (c. 58 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yanai, Kitsuki, Ōita (min 5000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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