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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Hailakandi in India

Earthquake location 24.7291S, 92.5073WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hailakandi in India. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:45:56 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 22:15:56 / October 29, 2015 @ 10:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.01 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 92.5073° East, 24.7291° North, depth 35.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us200040l5. Event ids that are associated: us200040l5.

Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Sylhet (c. 237 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Silchar (c. 152 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Maulavi Bāzār (c. 57 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Karīmganj (c. 55 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hāflong (c. 40 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chhātak (c. 39 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Dharmanagar (c. 32 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamalpur, Chhātak, Maibong (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NW of Hailakandi, India. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 92.5073° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.7291° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Hailakandi, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-29 22:15:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 22:32:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200040l5 Id of event.
Event Code 200040l5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040l5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Mithun

    4.17am at moulvibazar

  2. Nazir Hussain

    It was 3.45 AM local time , no damage at Karimganj during today’s earthquake

    Nazir Hussain

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