A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 142 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (88 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hexl. Id of event: us1000hexl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.99 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 156.1689° East, latitude 49.3993° North, depth = 37.99 km. The temblor was reported at 19:51:20 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 09:51:20 / October 20, 2018 @ 9:51 am UTC/GMT.
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 142 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia.
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