A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 123 km SSE of Kuril’sk, Russia (76 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 10:42:47 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 148.4769 East, latitude 44.2047 North, depth = 42.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 00:42:47 / March 1, 2017 @ 12:42 am. Id of earthquake: us100085v5. Event ids that are associated: us100085v5. 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 42.22 km (26 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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