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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Yuzhno-Kurilsk in Russia

Earthquake location 43.6703S, 145.7728WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Yuzhno-Kurilsk in Russia. Exact location of event, longitude 145.7728 East, latitude 43.6703 North, depth = 117.14 km. The temblor was detected at 16:35:34 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d5i0. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5i0. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.14 km (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 16:35:34 / December 22, 2020 @ 4:35 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Nemuro, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 40 km S of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.7728° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.6703° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km S of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-22 16:35:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-04 21:45:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 2.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us6000d5i0 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5i0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5i0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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