A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 km SW of Kuril’sk, Russia (39 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:26:15 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 22:26:15 / February 24, 2021 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 137.3 km (85 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 147.2381° East, 44.8906° North, depth 137.3 km. Event id: us7000ddfu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddfu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 62 km SW of Kuril’sk, Russia.
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