A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 34 km SSE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:37:10 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004siv. Id of event: us10004siv. Exact location, longitude 156.377° East, latitude 50.4125° North, depth = 78.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 07:37:10 / February 25, 2016 @ 7:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.7 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 34 km SSE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia.
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