A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 70 km SSE of Shikotan, Russia (43 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0066 East, latitude 43.1993 North, depth = 46.73 km. The temblor was detected at 17:51:16 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60006nhb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006nhb. Global time and date of event 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 07:51:16 / December 7, 2019 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.73 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 70 km SSE of Shikotan, Russia.
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