Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Hitachi-shi, 7.1 km northeast of Funaishikawa, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 08:49 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Hitachi-shi, 7.1 km northeast of Funaishikawa, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 08:49 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 69 km depth

12 Dec 09:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 66.0 to 69.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 08:49:57 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.52°N / 140.61°E (Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takahara (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNE of Funaishikawa (Naka-gun) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Hitachi (pop: 186,300) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NNE of Hitachi-Naka (pop: 156,800) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NNE of Katsuta (pop: 156,000) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) E of Ōmiya (Hitachiomiya) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) N of Ōarai (Higashiibaraki-gun) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NE of Mito (pop: 246,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Takahagi (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NE of Saitama (pop: 1,193,400) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.869 km NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
M 4.862 km- 7km N of Funaishikawa, JapanUSGS

User reports for this quake (9)

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Covington, Georgia, US / Weak shaking (MMI III) : noticably felt house and bed move for a few seconds-no objects fell.
Prayagraj (5653.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dalton, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Windows and doors were shaking
Atlanta, Georgia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Scared me. More of moderate waves than a shaking.
(Japan, 149 km SW of epicenter) : Tiny quake (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 133 km SW of epicenter) : Computer monitors shook (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 131 km SW of epicenter) : Trembled a little bit, but this is an old building, so was felt a bit more than usual (Shibuya, 2nd floor of villa) (reported through EMSC)
(Japan, 127 km SW of epicenter) : Made the Christmas tree wobble and decorations bobble around a bit (reported through EMSC)
Iwatsuki (Japan, 108 km SW of epicenter) : Shook a little (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Hitachi-shi, 7.1 km northeast of Funaishikawa, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 08:49 (GMT)
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