A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.27 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 14:37:01 / December 22, 2019 @ 2:37 pm. Event id: us70006x2d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006x2d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:37:01 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 159.4286° East, latitude 53.6174° North, depth = 86.27 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Close country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 82 km NE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.
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