A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:47:39 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008h0f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008h0f. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.56 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 19:47:39 / March 20, 2020 @ 7:47 pm. Exact location, longitude 131.2314° East, latitude 30.6338° North, depth = 37.56 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanoya, Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 24 km ESE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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