A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 05:41:41 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.2549 East, latitude 31.1499 North, depth = 154.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bd51. Id of event: us6000bd51. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 05:41:41 / August 12, 2020 @ 5:41 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.08 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Shibushi, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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