A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km E of Shikotan, Russia (86 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.02 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, depth 43.02 km, 148.4404° East, 43.9989° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 16:32:57 / September 28, 2016 @ 4:32 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:32:57 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006tjx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tjx.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 139 km E of Shikotan, Russia.
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