A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.38 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 08:19:27 / January 18, 2017 @ 8:19 am. Id of earthquake: us10007u0t. Event ids that are associated: us10007u0t. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:19:27 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6252 East, latitude 36.4874 North, depth = 60.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagareyama, Sugito, Sano. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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 ENE of Funaishikawa, Japan.
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