A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Alkhan-Yurt in Russia on Sunday. Global time and date of event 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 11:34:18 / December 13, 2020 @ 11:34 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 45.6378 East, latitude 43.2312 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqrv. Unique identifier: us7000cqrv. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:34:18 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mozdok, Bavtugay, Novyy Sulak (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Vladikavkaz (c. 317 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Groznyy (c. 226 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nazran’ (c. 164 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Khasavyurt (c. 126 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ordzhonikidzevskaya (c. 71 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Staryy Malgobek (c. 46 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Malgobek (c. 43 400 pop). Close country/countries, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 5 km E of Alkhan-Yurt, Russia.
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