A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 km ENE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (30 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000c22f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c22f. Exact location of event, depth 27.04 km, 166.6318° East, 55.4322° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.04 km (17 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/17 / 2017-12-23 13:56:59 / December 23, 2017 @ 1:56 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:56:59 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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: 48 km ENE of Nikol’skoye, Russia.
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