A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 198 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (123 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.33 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003nig. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nig. Exact location of event, longitude 156.2804 East, latitude 48.8952 North, depth = 35.33 km. Global time and date of event 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 05:49:46 / October 14, 2015 @ 5:49 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:46 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 198 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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