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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Otrada in Russia



Earthquake location 44.1891S, 146.2547WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Otrada in Russia. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 13:19:34 / August 17, 2017 @ 1:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 146.2547° East, latitude 44.1891° North, depth = 140.16 km. The temblor was reported at 00:19:34 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.16 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a91n. Id of event: us2000a91n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km ENE of Otrada, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.2547° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.1891° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km ENE of Otrada, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-17 13:19:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-02 16:37:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 271 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 2.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us2000a91n Id of event.
Event Code 2000a91n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a91n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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