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Significant magnitude 5.5 earthquake 115 km east of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia

Sat, 6 Mar 2021, 06:17
5.5 quake 6 Mar 4:57 pm (GMT +11)
5.5 quake 6 Mar 4:57 pm (GMT +11)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 4:57 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4.
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 Severo-Kuril'sk (pop. 2,400) located 115 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 6 Mar 2021 4:57 pm (GMT +11) local time (6 Mar 2021 05:57 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.71°N / 157.76°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Primary data source: GFZ

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