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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 274 km northeast of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, Russia, on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm (GMT +12)

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 274 km northeast of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, Russia, on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm (GMT +12) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 274 km northeast of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj, Russia, on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm (GMT +12)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 40 km depth

20 Mar 02:54 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
20 Mar 04:16: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 40.0 km (from 6.2 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.3 mi) towards N.
Update Sat, 20 Mar 2021, 03:00

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 107 km southeast of Kozyrëvsk, Russia

4.5 quake 20 Mar 2:33 pm (GMT +12)
4.5 quake 20 Mar 2:33 pm (GMT +12)
Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Kozyrëvsk, Kamchatka, Russia. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 2:33 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kozyrëvsk (pop. 1,200) located 107 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 2021 02:33:18 UTC
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm (GMT +12)
Depth40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude55.27°N / 160.49°E (Kamchatka, Russia)
Antipode55.27°S / 19.51°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoKizimen (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities65 km (41 mi) SE of Atlasovo (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Kozyrëvsk (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Kljuchi (Ust-Kamchatsky District) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Esso (pop: 1,970) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) ENE of Mil'kovo (Milkovsky District) (pop: 8,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) SW of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy (Ust-Kamchatsky District) (pop: 4,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
269 km (167 mi) NNE of Yelizovo (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (170 mi) NNE of Kamchatkataagy Petropavlovskaj (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (182 mi) NNE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy-50 (Yelizovsky District, Камчатский край) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
298 km (185 mi) SSE of Tigil' (pop: 1,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -6.8°C (20 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.510 km74 Km SE of Atlasovo, RussiaUSGS


Seismic station: Magadan, Russia (MA2/IU network) | Distance from quake: 752 km / 467 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Magadan, Russia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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