A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kushima in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 131.3773° East, 31.126° North, depth 43.81 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 14:54:12 / December 5, 2019 @ 2:54 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006mev. Unique identifier: us60006mev. The temblor was reported at 23:54:12 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.81 km (27 miles).
The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kobayashi, Makurazaki, Kajiki (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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