A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 124 km E of Shikotan, Russia (77 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 148.2615 East, latitude 43.9029 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 05:22:34 / October 27, 2017 @ 5:22 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:22:34 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhwl. Id of event: us2000bhwl.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 124 km E of Shikotan, Russia.
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