A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:28:41 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 40.92 km, 131.0337° East, 30.6505° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 20:28:41 / December 19, 2019 @ 8:28 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.92 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us70006nnv. Event ids that are associated: us70006nnv.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tarumizu, Makurazaki, Kushima. Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tarumizu (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Shibushi (c. 18 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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