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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Funaishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4393S, 140.6082WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan. Event id: us60007hcv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007hcv. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6082 East, latitude 36.4393 North, depth = 69.28 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 23:18:58 / January 14, 2020 @ 11:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.28 km (43 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:18:58 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yachimata, Sugito, Nagareyama.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Funaishikawa, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6082° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE 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 2020-01-14 23:18:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-30 01:39:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 259 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 1.905 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us60007hcv Id of event.
Event Code 60007hcv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007hcv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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