A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Samtse in Bhutan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.71 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:37:54 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 46.71 km, 89.1632° East, 27.0239° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 21:37:54 / February 13, 2016 @ 9:37 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050r7. Id of event: us200050r7.
Country/countries that might be effected, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haldībāri, Koch Bihār, Shiliguri (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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