Several Moderate Earthquakes Rock Kuril’sk, Russia This Morning

Earthquake location 49.2S, 156.28W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 164 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (102 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 23:21:50 / October 10, 2018 @ 11:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hcxa. Id of event: us1000hcxa. Exact location of event, longitude 156.28 East, latitude 49.2 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:21:50 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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