A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 88 km E of Shikotan, Russia (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.8121 East, latitude 43.8917 North, depth = 42.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.41 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iuu4. Id of event: us2000iuu4. Global time and date of event 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 15:26:58 / December 12, 2018 @ 3:26 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:26:58 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 88 km E of Shikotan, Russia.
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