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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia

Earthquake location 53.1466S, 159.7159WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.3 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.7159 East, latitude 53.1466 North, depth = 70.3 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009j2b. Id of event: us10009j2b. The temblor was detected at 09:05:42 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:05:42 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:05 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Vilyuchinsk (c. 25 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vilyuchinsk, Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.7159° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.1466° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 21:05:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 21:24:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10009j2b Id of event.
Event Code 10009j2b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009j2b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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