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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Kuril Islands

Earthquake location 46.555S, 151.8716WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Kuril Islands (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/08/15 / 2015-08-13 07:24:42 / August 13, 2015 @ 7:24 am. Exact location of earthquake, 151.8716° East, 46.555° North, depth 81.3 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:24:42 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100031tp. Event ids that are associated: us100031tp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.3 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: Kuril Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.8716° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.555° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kuril Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-13 07:24:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-13 07:41:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 312 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 6.273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us100031tp Id of event.
Event Code 100031tp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100031tp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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