A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Phongsali in Laos on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 06:00:59 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 23:00:59 / April 22, 2016 @ 11:00 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 102.2824° East, 21.9011° North. Unique identifier: us20005l2s. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005l2s.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dien Bien Phu, Phôngsali (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Dien Bien Phu (c. 40 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Phôngsali (c. 13 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Laos (c. 6 368 000 pop), Vietnam (c. 89 571 000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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