A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Gafargaon in Bangladesh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 23:52:28 / December 21, 2015 @ 11:52 pm. 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 14.16 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 90.5812 East, latitude 24.4134 North, depth = 14.16 km. Event id: us100048nw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048nw. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:52:28 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nārāyanganj, Sirājganj, Sherpur (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Dhaka (c. 10 356 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tungi (c. 337 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Narsingdi (c. 281 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nāgarpur (c. 238 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mymensingh (c. 225 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nārāyanganj (c. 223 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SSE of Gafargaon, Bangladesh.
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