A 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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