A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 137 km E of Shikotan, Russia (85 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:20:40 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.14 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 148.4325 East, latitude 43.7877 North, depth = 66.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 00:20:40 / January 20, 2017 @ 12:20 am. Unique identifier: us20008he4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008he4.
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 137 km E of Shikotan, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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