A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Port Blair in India on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:28:04 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 02:28:04 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:28 am UTC/GMT. 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 68.01 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 68.01 km, 93.1309° East, 12.0291° North. Unique identifier: us10004dzl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dzl.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bamboo Flat, Port Blair (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Port Blair (c. 112 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bamboo Flat (c. 7 400 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 two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 57 km NE of Port Blair, India.
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