A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan. The temblor was reported at 04:28:54 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004elu. Id of event: us10004elu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 19:28:54 / January 14, 2016 @ 7:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6257 East, latitude 36.4521 North, depth = 53.33 km. 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 53.33 km (33 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagareyama, Satte, Kurihashi. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km ESE of Funaishikawa, Japan.
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