Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 9:57 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 9:57 am (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 59 km depth

27 Nov 23:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Update Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 23:12
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
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.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 27 Nov 2020 22:57:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 9:57 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.31°N / 159.61°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Mutnovsky (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SE of Vilyuchinsk (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SE of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) SSE of Mil'kovo (Milkovsky District) (pop: 8,250) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NE of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) S of Esso (pop: 1,970) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) S of Kozyrëvsk (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) S of Klyuchi (Ust-Kamchatsky District) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) SSW of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy (Ust-Kamchatsky District) (pop: 4,940) --> See nearby quakes!
6879 km (4274 mi) NE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SE of Ostrov Starichkov Island --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) ENE of Alaid Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -0.1°C (32 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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 5.159 km- 110 km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RussiaGFZ
M 4.751 kmOFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RussiaEMSC
M 4.735 km110 Km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RussiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatk (106.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, 28 Nov 2020 9:57 am (GMT +11)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 Dec 2020 23:30 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Nov 2020 02:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    48.4 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 104 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 9:57 am (GMT +11)

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