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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 21 km E of Funaishikawa, Japan

Earthquake location 36.439S, 140.803WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.41 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g6hc. Id of event: us2000g6hc. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/18 / 2018-07-16 19:34:12 / July 16, 2018 @ 7:34 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:34:12 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.803 East, latitude 36.439 North, depth = 46.41 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Koga, Noda, Sukagawa. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km E of Funaishikawa, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.803° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km E 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 2018-07-16 19:34:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-16 20:24:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 28 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 381 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 1.427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000g6hc Id of event.
Event Code 2000g6hc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g6hc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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