A major earthquake with magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 82 km W of Nikol’skoye, Russia (51 miles). The 7.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:01:54 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9.59 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 164.7089 East, latitude 55.106 North, depth = 9.59 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikol’skoye in Russia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000ivfw. Event ids that are associated: pt18354000, at00pk1on9, us2000ivfw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 17:01:54 / December 20, 2018 @ 5:01 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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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: 82 km W of Nikol’skoye, Russia.
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