A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006stc. Id of event: us60006stc. Global time and date of event 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 20:17:19 / December 17, 2019 @ 8:17 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.69 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 159.69 km, 130.3221° East, 31.2379° North. The temblor was detected at 05:17:19 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Izumi, Kushima, Miyakonojō (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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