A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 52 km E of Shikotan, Russia (32 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/15 / 2015-12-06 19:12:13 / December 6, 2015 @ 7:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 147.3619° East, 43.7212° North, depth 53.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100044h3. Event ids that are associated: us100044h3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.44 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:12:13 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km E of Shikotan, Russia.
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