5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Kuril’sk, Russia

Earthquake location 48.1512S, 155.0126W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 292 km SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (181 miles) on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hjmx. Unique identifier: us2000hjmx. The temblor was picked up at 18:53:39 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/18 / 2018-09-25 08:53:39 / September 25, 2018 @ 8:53 am. Exact location of earthquake, 155.0126° East, 48.1512° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/25/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-strikes-near-severo-kurilsk-in-russia-2/

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