A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miyanoura in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:38:30 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 20:38:30 / December 24, 2020 @ 8:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 130.4597° East, 30.8147° North, depth 112.9 km. Unique identifier: us6000d2pk. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2pk. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.9 km (70 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kushikino (c. 25 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ijūin (c. 25 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kushikino, Shibushi, Ijūin.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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