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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on 10 May 3:23 am (GMT +11)

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on 10 May 3:23 am (GMT +11) Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, on 10 May 3:23 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 68 km depth

9 May 16:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
9 May 16:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 68.0 km (from 43 to 42 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards E.
10 May 08:38: Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 9, 2021 16:23:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter10 May 3:23 am (GMT +11)
Depth68.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude49.44°N / 155.69°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode49.44°S / 24.31°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoNemo Peak (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities141 km (88 mi) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk (pop: 2,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
236 km (147 mi) SSW of Ozernovskiy (pop: 2,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
431 km (268 mi) SSW of Paratunka (pop: 1,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
432 km (268 mi) SSW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy-50 (Yelizovsky District) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 2.6°C (37 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.868 kmKuril Islands, RussiaGFZ
4.872 km146 Km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, RussiaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.

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