Terremoto leve mag. 4.5 - Sea of Okhotsk, 6.9 km NNE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, Monday, 10 May. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.5 - Sea of Okhotsk, 6.9 km NNE of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, Monday, 10 May. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.5 at 83 km depth

10 May 00:51 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 11 minutos.
10 May 01:01: Magnitud recalculada de 4.8 a 4.5. Profundidad recalculada de 40.0 a 80.0 km (de 25 a 50 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 87 km (54 mi) al NNW.
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10 May 06:46: Profundidad recalculada de 80.0 a 83.0 km (de 50 a 52 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 7.4 km (4.6 mi) al SSE.
Update Mon, 10 May 2021, 00:57
Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 73 km southeast of Shikotan, Russia
4.8 quake 10 May 10:40 am (GMT +10)
4.8 quake 10 May 10:40 am (GMT +10)
Just 17 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Monday 10 May 2021 at 10:40 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 40 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Shikotan (pop. 2,100) located 73 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 10 May 2021 00:39:51 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 10 May 10:39 am (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 4.5
Profundidad: 83.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 43.86°N / 146.74°E (Sea of Okhotsk, Rusia)
Volcán mas cercano: Mendeleev (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km al NNE de Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
73 km al ESE de Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
111 km al ENE de Nemuro (Japón) (pop: 31,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
131 km al E de Shibetsu (Japón) (pop: 21,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
199 km al E de Abashiri (Japón) (pop: 42,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
212 km al E de Motomachi (Abashiri District, Japón) (pop: 23,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
215 km al ENE de Kushiro (Japón) (pop: 183,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
229 km al E de Kitami (Japón) (pop: 113,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
438 km al SE de Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
465 km al SE de Yuzhno-Sajalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
7 km al N de Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
76 km al ESE de Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 5.6°C (42 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SW
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
RevistaProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.583 kmKURIL ISLANDS, RussiaEMSC
4.585 km11 Km N of Shikotan, RussiaUSGS

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