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Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia

Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 23:17
23:17 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.1 quake 28 Nov 9:57 am (GMT +11)
5.1 quake 28 Nov 9:57 am (GMT +11)
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.
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.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
I felt this quake

Date & time: Fri, 27 Nov 22:57 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.31°N / 159.61°E
Primary data source: GFZ

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