A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 249 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (155 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 169.4315 East, latitude 54.167 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000ar5k. Event ids that are associated: us2000ar5k. Global time and date of event 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 12:31:30 / August 30, 2017 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:31:30 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 249 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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