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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Funaishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 36.5323S, 140.564WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000isq4. Unique identifier: us2000isq4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.82 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:49:57 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 08:49:57 / December 12, 2018 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 140.564° East, 36.5323° North, depth 61.82 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Kasukabe (c. 206 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hanyū, Shōbu, Koshigaya. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 7 km N of Funaishikawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.564° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5323° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N 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 2018-12-12 08:49:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-12 09:12:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 357 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 1.346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us2000isq4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000isq4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000isq4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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