A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes southeast of Shikoku, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Shikoku in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 00:40:00 / March 27, 2019 @ 12:40 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:40:00 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ka4s. Id of event: us2000ka4s. Exact location of earthquake, 132.1035° East, 31.9941° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nichinan, Nobeoka, Tsuma. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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