A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003j3g. Id of event: us70003j3g. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 22:43:24 / May 9, 2019 @ 10:43 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:43:24 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 131.8732 East, latitude 31.809 North, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hamanoichi, Kanoya, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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