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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 52 km ENE of Shikotan, Russia

Earthquake location 43.9339S, 147.3513WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 52 km ENE of Shikotan, Russia (32 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.3513 East, latitude 43.9339 North, depth = 79.89 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:45:34 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.89 km (50 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 13:45:34 / December 5, 2019 @ 1:45 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006mee. Id of event: us60006mee.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km ENE of Shikotan, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.3513° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.9339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km ENE of Shikotan, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-05 13:45:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-30 15:46:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.436 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60006mee Id of event.
Event Code 60006mee An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006mee, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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