A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Shikotan in Russia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0091 East, latitude 43.6409 North, depth = 47.48 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/19 / 2019-11-08 21:03:40 / November 8, 2019 @ 9:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:03:40 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.48 km (30 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us600069gu. Unique identifier: us600069gu.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 29 km SE of Shikotan, Russia.
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