A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The temblor was reported at 20:38:52 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 158.91 km (99 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 130.389° East, 31.1978° North, depth 158.91 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 11:38:52 / April 20, 2020 @ 11:38 am. Id of earthquake: us700090e1. Event ids that are associated: us700090e1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Izumi (c. 39 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōkuchi, Izumi, Akune (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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