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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Funaishikawa in Japan

Earthquake location 36.5178S, 140.5254WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Funaishikawa in Japan on Thursday. Unique identifier: us7000bp9m. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bp9m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.85 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:00:37 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 51.85 km, 140.5254° East, 36.5178° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 05:00:37 / September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kasukabe (c. 206 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hanyū, Koshigaya, Shōbu.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NNW of Funaishikawa, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5254° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5178° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NNW 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 2020-09-17 05:00:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-17 06:11:04 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 326 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 1.865 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us7000bp9m Id of event.
Event Code 7000bp9m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bp9m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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