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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Vilyuchinsk in Russia

Earthquake location 52.6266S, 158.7653WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Vilyuchinsk in Russia. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008e4n. Unique identifier: us60008e4n. 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: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 05:20:12 / March 12, 2020 @ 5:20 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.85 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 158.7653 East, latitude 52.6266 North, depth = 73.85 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:20:12 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vilyuchinsk. Close country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Vilyuchinsk (c. 25 200 pop).

Every 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 41 km SE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 158.7653° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.6266° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-12 05:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-12 05:58:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 354 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 0.403 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us60008e4n Id of event.
Event Code 60008e4n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008e4n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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