A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:59:51 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60003t3s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003t3s. Global time and date of event 19/05/19 / 2019-05-19 01:59:51 / May 19, 2019 @ 1:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 131.8339 East, latitude 31.6618 North, depth = 35 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kobayashi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Miyakonojō (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km E of Nichinan, Japan.
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