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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