A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 240 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (149 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.3137 East, latitude 54.2138 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:50:01 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a3cz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3cz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 16:50:01 / August 1, 2017 @ 4:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 240 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia.
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