A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000appq. Event ids that are associated: us2000appq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.34 km (49 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:23:32 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 01:23:32 / September 18, 2017 @ 1:23 am. Exact location of event, longitude 159.4817 East, latitude 53.3145 North, depth = 79.34 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vilyuchinsk (c. 25 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vilyuchinsk, Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 63 km ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.
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