A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Evionnaz in Switzerland. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/16 / 2016-10-01 23:17:39 / October 1, 2016 @ 11:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 6.87 East, latitude 46.04 North, depth = 2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ukc. Id of event: us10006ukc. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:39 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Switzerland (c. 7 581 000 pop), France (c. 64 768 000 pop), Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Genève (c. 184 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lausanne (c. 116 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Annecy (c. 49 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aosta (c. 32 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Thonon-les-Bains (c. 31 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vernier (c. 30 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint-Claude, Villars-sur-Glâne, Frutigen (min 5000 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 11 km WNW of Evionnaz, Switzerland.
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