Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 247 km northeast of Kushiro, Japan, Russia, on Friday, 30 Oct 3.12 pm (GMT +10) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 247 km northeast of Kushiro, Japan, Russia, on Friday, 30 Oct 3.12 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 79 km depth

30 Oct 05:39 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
Update Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 05:42
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Russia
4.2 quake 38 Km NE of Shikotan, Russia, 30 Oct 2020 05:12 UTC
4.2 quake 38 Km NE of Shikotan, Russia, 30 Oct 2020 05:12 UTC
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 30 minutes ago 96 km east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Russia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 79 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Friday 30 October 2020 at 3.12 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours 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) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Shikotan (pop. 2,100) at a distance of 39 km with very weak shaking, and Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop. 6,500) at a distance of 96 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 05:12:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 30 Oct 3.12 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 79.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.0492°N / 147.0559°E (Russia)
Nearest volcano: Berutarube (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) E of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470)
144 km (89 mi) NE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200)
160 km (100 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700)
223 km (138 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500)
247 km (154 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600)
255 km (158 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100)
441 km (274 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100)
467 km (290 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 9.5°C (49 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.279 km38 Km NE of Shikotan, RussiaUSGS
M 4.274 kmKuril Islands, RussiaEMSC

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Shikotan (Russia, 42 km SW of epicenter) : Ощутилось несколько коротких толчков 3-4 секунды, дрожали мелкие предметы. 2-й этаж, здание на сопке (reported through EMSC)
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