A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Shikotan in Russia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dzlk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dzlk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.84 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 23:22:42 / April 6, 2018 @ 11:22 pm. Exact location, longitude 146.9428° East, latitude 44.2363° North, depth = 34.84 km. The temblor was detected at 10:22:42 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 51 km NNE of Shikotan, Russia.
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