A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 46.17 km, 130.9997° East, 30.4527° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us600088ju. Unique identifier: us600088ju. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.17 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:44:49 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 09:44:49 / March 3, 2020 @ 9:44 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km S of Nishinoomote, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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