A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.52 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 130.9549° East, 30.5455° North, depth 48.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us600088jk. Unique identifier: us600088jk. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 09:31:14 / March 3, 2020 @ 9:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:31:14 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Makurazaki, Kanoya, Ibusuki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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