A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 16:41:08 / October 12, 2017 @ 4:41 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:41:08 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 129.0122 East, latitude 41.3786 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000aqsx. Unique identifier: us1000aqsx.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hyesan-si, Hyesan-dong, Kapsan-ŭp (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km NE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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