A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 254 km E of Kuril’sk, Russia (158 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 10:36:33 / May 21, 2017 @ 10:36 am. Unique identifier: us10008vhj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vhj. Exact location, longitude 151.1088° East, latitude 45.0332° North, depth = 59.46 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:36:33 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.46 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 254 km E of Kuril’sk, Russia.
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