A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Takanabe in Japan on Wednesday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:11:22 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jm4k. Id of event: us1000jm4k. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.08 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 132.0089° East, 32.2024° North, depth 15.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 00:11:22 / March 27, 2019 @ 12:11 am.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Usuki (c. 35 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kushima, Sukumo, Usuki (min 5000 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km E of Takanabe, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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