A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Alkhan-Kala in Russia on Saturday. Event id: us7000cqni. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqni. Exact location, longitude 45.5679° East, latitude 43.2655° North, depth = 18 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:50:22 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 23:50:22 / December 12, 2020 @ 11:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mozdok, Kargalinskaya, Dylym. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Vladikavkaz (c. 317 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Groznyy (c. 226 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nazran’ (c. 164 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Khasavyurt (c. 126 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ordzhonikidzevskaya (c. 71 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Staryy Malgobek (c. 46 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 2 km ENE of Alkhan-Kala, Russia.
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