A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Gangtok in India. Event id: us10003mmv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mmv. Exact location of earthquake, 88.8025° East, 27.2285° North, depth 47.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.09 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 01:48:45 / October 10, 2015 @ 1:48 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:48:45 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilām, Fālākāta, Thimphu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Naksalbāri (c. 57 300 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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