A 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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