A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Lubin in Poland on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 2.54 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:50:33 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20007ez1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007ez1. Exact location, longitude 16.1817° East, latitude 51.4585° North, depth = 2.54 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 23:50:33 / October 17, 2016 @ 11:50 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Poland (c. 38 500 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Wrocław (c. 634 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wałbrzych (c. 127 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Zielona Góra (c. 118 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Legnica (c. 106 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Jelenia Góra (c. 87 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Lubin (c. 77 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Głogów (c. 68 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oława, Niesky, Opalenica (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NNW of Lubin, Poland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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