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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Funaishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 36.427S, 140.737WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.737° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.427° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km ESE 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 2021-03-07 03:42:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 04:34:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 2.04 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us7000dgql Id of event.
Event Code 7000dgql An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dgql, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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