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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia

Earthquake location 53.3145S, 159.4817WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.4817° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.3145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km ENE 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 2017-09-18 01:23:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-18 01:48:33 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 312 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 0.579 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us2000appq Id of event.
Event Code 2000appq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000appq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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