A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Vilyuchinsk in Russia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.09 km (50 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000jifb. Event ids that are associated: us2000jifb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 18:24:30 / February 14, 2019 @ 6:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:24:30 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 81.09 km, 158.6235° East, 52.569° North.
Nearby country/countries, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Vilyuchinsk (c. 25 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vilyuchinsk.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 42 km SSE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia.
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