A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 00:59:58 / August 19, 2017 @ 12:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, 159.9625° East, 52.8962° North, depth 90.62 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.62 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000a9mw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9mw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:59:58 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 89 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.
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