6.3 Strikes Nishioomote, Japan

Earthquake location 30.5926S, 131.0371W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Event id: us2000j1d4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j1d4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 08/01/19 / 2019-01-08 12:39:31 / January 8, 2019 @ 12:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:39:31 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 131.0371° East, 30.5926° North, depth 35 km.

Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hamanoichi, Miyakonojō, Sueyoshichō-ninokata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 117 km (73 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Hamanoichi (c. 39 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/08/strong-earthquake-6-3-mag-strikes-near-nishinoomote-in-japan/

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