A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 78 km SSE of Kuril’sk, Russia (48 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:37:09 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 148.1332° East, latitude 44.5469° North, depth = 63.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ay9. Id of event: us10004ay9. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.9 km (40 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 00:37:09 / January 3, 2016 @ 12:37 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 78 km SSE of Kuril’sk, Russia.
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