A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.25 km (34 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 03:42:19 / March 7, 2021 @ 3:42 am. Unique identifier: us7000dgql. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgql. The temblor was picked up at 03:42:19 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.737° East, latitude 36.427° North, depth = 54.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroi, Sakai, Sakura.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 15 km ESE of Funaishikawa, Japan.
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