A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Yuzhno-Kurilsk in Russia. Exact location of event, depth 10.51 km, 145.5761° East, 43.9028° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:37:51 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.51 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 23:37:51 / October 2, 2020 @ 11:37 pm. Event id: us6000c6py. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6py.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nemuro, Shibetsu, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk. Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 26 km WSW of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Russia.
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