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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia

Earthquake location 53.1786S, 159.7354WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us6000d5hn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5hn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74.69 km (46 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:08:58 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 159.7354° East, latitude 53.1786° North, depth = 74.69 km. Global time and date of event 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 12:08:58 / December 22, 2020 @ 12:08 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 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 three 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 74 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.7354° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.1786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 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 12:08:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-09 12:23:54 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 271 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 0.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us6000d5hn Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5hn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5hn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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