A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Terekli-Mekteb in Russia. The temblor was detected at 20:05:55 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 17:05:55 / February 3, 2016 @ 5:05 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.16 km (62 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004wv2. Event ids that are associated: us20004wv2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.9526° East, 43.8371° North, depth 99.16 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ordzhonikidzevskaya, Martan-Chu, Assinovskaya (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Groznyy (c. 226 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Khasavyurt (c. 126 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ordzhonikidzevskaya (c. 71 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kizlyar (c. 50 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Urus-Martan (c. 41 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Gudermes (c. 32 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 37 km S of Terekli-Mekteb, Russia.
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