A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Gornozavodsk in Russia. Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 10:21:42 / February 20, 2016 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8178° East, 46.4626° North, depth 14.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.17 km (9 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rbi. Unique identifier: us10004rbi. The temblor was reported at 19:21:42 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Nevel’sk (c. 17 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gornozavodsk (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nevel’sk, Gornozavodsk. Country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 79 km W of Gornozavodsk, Russia.
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