A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Saiki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.24 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.2917 East, latitude 32.7338 North, depth = 35.24 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:41 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003jl5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003jl5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/19 / 2019-05-10 23:59:41 / May 10, 2019 @ 11:59 pm.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōzu (c. 38 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiji, Takanabe, Kitsuki (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km ESE of Saiki, Japan.
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