Shikotan, Russia Struck With Magnitude 5 Earthquake

Earthquake location 43.7938S, 146.231W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Shikotan in Russia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.58 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:26:43 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000isb3. Id of event: us2000isb3. Exact location of event, depth 111.58 km, 146.231° East, 43.7938° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 00:26:43 / December 11, 2018 @ 12:26 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Nemuro (c. 31 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shibetsu (c. 21 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shibetsu, Nemuro, Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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