Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia
Sat, 8 May 2021, 00:5500:55 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, was reported only 16 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 200 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Saturday 8 May 2021 at 11:38 am local time. 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.
4.5 quake Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, 8 May 11:38 am (GMT +11)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Severo-Kuril'sk (pop. 2,400, 103 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 8 May 11:38 am (GMT +11) local time (8 May 2021 00:38 GMT)
Depth: 200.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.58°N / 154.68°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
Primary data source: GFZ