A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Kuril Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 150.845 East, latitude 45.2 North, depth = 5.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 01:21:38 / May 20, 2017 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tp3. Id of event: us10008tp3. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:21:38 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.7 km (4 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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