Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 23:1723:17 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Russia near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 28 November 2020 at 9.57 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 59 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
5.1 quake 28 Nov 9:57 am (GMT +11)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop. 187,300) located 104 km from the epicenter, Vilyuchinsk (pop. 25,200) 107 km away, Paratunka (pop. 1,800) 117 km away, and Yelizovo (pop. 40,700) 128 km away.
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Date & time: Fri, 27 Nov 22:57 UTC
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.31°N / 159.61°E
Primary data source: GFZ