A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 72 km SSE of Shikotan, Russia (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:25:00 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 21:25:00 / January 2, 2016 @ 9:25 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004ax6. Event ids that are associated: us10004ax6. Exact location of event, longitude 146.8995 East, latitude 43.1645 North, depth = 21.82 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.82 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 72 km SSE of Shikotan, Russia.
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