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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Funaishikawa in Japan



Earthquake location 36.4521S, 140.6257WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6257° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE of Funaishikawa, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-14 19:28:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 20:20:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 281 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.414 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004elu Id of event.
Event Code 10004elu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004elu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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