A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 60.45 km, 140.7151° East, 36.4852° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.45 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70006bsv. Event ids that are associated: us70006bsv. The temblor was picked up at 08:00:01 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/19 / 2019-11-17 23:00:01 / November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shisui, Sukagawa, Abiko. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km E of Funaishikawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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