A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 39 km E of Shikotan, Russia (24 miles) on Monday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:11:39 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005bcq. Unique identifier: us20005bcq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.52 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.2145 East, latitude 43.7678 North, depth = 50.52 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 00:11:39 / March 21, 2016 @ 12:11 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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: 39 km E of Shikotan, Russia.
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