A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Leukerbad in Switzerland. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 7.5907 East, latitude 46.4182 North, depth = 4.55 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/16 / 2016-10-24 14:44:11 / October 24, 2016 @ 2:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.55 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gdv. Id of event: us20007gdv. The temblor was reported at 16:44:11 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buchrain, Losone, Borgosesia. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Bern (c. 121 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lausanne (c. 116 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Luzern (c. 57 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Biel/Bienne (c. 48 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Thun (c. 42 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Köniz (c. 37 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Switzerland (c. 7 581 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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