Magnitude 5 Strikes Kuril’sk, Russia

Earthquake location 45.6902S, 149.9444W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 169 km ENE of Kuril’sk, Russia (105 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 00:28:12 / September 12, 2018 @ 12:28 am. The temblor was reported at 11:28:12 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 112.42 km, 149.9444° East, 45.6902° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.42 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000hd70. Event ids that are associated: us2000hd70.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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