A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Shikotan in Russia on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 13:01:40 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.3629 East, latitude 43.8434 North, depth = 100.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 02:01:40 / April 8, 2018 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.72 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dzrr. Id of event: us2000dzrr.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nemuro, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km W of Shikotan, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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