A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km E of Shikotan, Russia (50 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.7129° East, latitude 43.9176° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 07/12/17 / 2017-12-07 06:38:45 / December 7, 2017 @ 6:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 16:38:45 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c1he. Id of event: us2000c1he.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 80 km E of Shikotan, Russia.
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