A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Nichinan in Japan. Event id: us70006w4k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006w4k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:31:04 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 00:31:04 / January 8, 2020 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 131.7896 East, latitude 31.3426 North, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takanabe, Tsuma, Kanoya (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kushima (c. 22 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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