A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 200 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (124 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 156.126 East, latitude 48.8769 North, depth = 35.97 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:33 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008ek7. Event ids that are associated: us10008ek7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.97 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 12:11:33 / April 5, 2017 @ 12:11 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 200 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia.
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