A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.14 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 68.14 km, 159.7483° East, 53.2829° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:58:44 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:58:44 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003kjd. Unique identifier: us20003kjd.
Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vilyuchinsk (c. 25 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vilyuchinsk, Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Close country/countries, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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