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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Funaishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 36.4416S, 140.7576WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/06/20 / 2020-06-03 20:31:18 / June 3, 2020 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7576 East, latitude 36.4416 North, depth = 48.97 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5fq. Unique identifier: us6000a5fq. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:31:18 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.97 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yotsukaidō, Fujioka, Satte (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km E of Funaishikawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7576° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4416° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km E 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 2020-06-03 20:31:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-03 20:54:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 374 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 2.06 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us6000a5fq Id of event.
Event Code 6000a5fq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a5fq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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