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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Kuril’sk in Russia

Earthquake location 44.3262S, 149.2742WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 149 km SE of Kuril’sk, Russia (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/08/18 / 2018-08-08 13:27:01 / August 8, 2018 @ 1:27 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:27:01 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.59 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000g5bc. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g5bc. Exact location of event, depth 30.59 km, 149.2742° East, 44.3262° North.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km SE of Kuril’sk, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.2742° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.3262° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 149km SE of Kuril'sk, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-08 13:27:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-24 11:52:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000g5bc Id of event.
Event Code 1000g5bc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g5bc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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