A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Lakhipur in India. Event id: us100033t5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100033t5. The temblor was picked up at 00:51:14 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.36 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 90.2588 East, latitude 26.0179 North, depth = 45.36 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/15 / 2015-08-20 19:21:14 / August 20, 2015 @ 7:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koch Bihār, Howli, Lalmanirhat (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lalmanirhat (c. 65 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Goālpāra (c. 50 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km WSW of Lakhipur, India.
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