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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 24 km south of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 24 km south of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm (GMT +10) Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Sea of Okhotsk, 24 km south of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 145 km depth

7 Dec 12:09 UTC: First to report: NIED after 7 minutes.
7 Dec 12:44: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 7, 2022 12:01:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm (GMT +10)
Depth144.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.8249°N / 145.7518°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
Antipode43.825°S / 34.248°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMendeleev (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) SSW of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Otrada (pop: 3,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) W of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) E of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (91 mi) NE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) E of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) W of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 1.9°C (35 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 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.
4.0145 km24 Km SSW of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, RussiaUSGS
4.0145 kmRussia: Hokkaido, Japan RegionRaspberryShake
4.010 kmRussia: Hokkaido, Japan RegionIRIS


Seismic station: Erimo (JEM/JP network) | Distance from quake: 292 km / 181 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Erimo: 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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