Terremoto moderado mag. 5.4 - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km SSE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, sábado, 20 feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.4 - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km SSE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, sábado, 20 feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.4 at 60 km depth

20 Feb 13:31 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 8 minutos.
20 Feb 13:35: Magnitud recalculada de 5.0 a 5.2. Profundidad recalculada de 50.0 a 67.0 km (de 31 a 42 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 16 km (10 mi) al ENE.
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20 Feb 14:11: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 1.4 km (0.9 mi) al NO.
Update Sat, 20 Feb 2021, 13:39
Significant magnitude 5.3 quake hits 16 km southeast of Shikotan, Russia late at night
5.3 quake 20 Feb 11:23 pm (GMT +10)
5.3 quake 20 Feb 11:23 pm (GMT +10)
A shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported late at night near Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Saturday 20 February 2021 at 11:23 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Shikotan (pop. 2,100) located 16 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop. 6,500) located 89 km from the epicenter, Otrada (pop. 3,200) 91 km away, and Nemuro (pop. 31,200) 114 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 20 Feb 2021 13:23:27 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: sábado, 20 feb 2021 23:23 (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 5.4
Profundidad: 60.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 43.33°N / 146.92°E (Océano Pacífico Norte, Rusia)
Volcán mas cercano: Mendeleev (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km al SSE de Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
109 km al E de Nemuro (Japón) (pop: 31,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
115 km al SE de Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
149 km al ESE de Shibetsu (Japón) (pop: 21,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
210 km al ENE de Kushiro (Japón) (pop: 183,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
227 km al ESE de Abashiri (Japón) (pop: 42,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
250 km al E de Kitami (Japón) (pop: 113,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
305 km al E de Obihiro (Japón) (pop: 173,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
491 km al SE de Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
520 km al SE de Yuzhno-Sajalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
53 km al SSE de Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
124 km al SE de Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
324 km al E de Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 2.5°C (36 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 13 m/s (26 kts) from WSW
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) 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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
5.460 kmKURIL ISLANDS, RussiaEMSC
5.267 kmKuril Islands, RussiaGFZ
5.448 km54 Km SSE of Shikotan, RussiaUSGS
5.056 kmKuril Islands, RussiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Южно-Курильск (126.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Moscow / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Южно-Курильск / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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