A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Georgievka in Kazakhstan on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:54:54 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 75.0557 East, latitude 43.2865 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000825u. Event ids that are associated: us2000825u. Global time and date of event 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 05:54:54 / December 18, 2016 @ 5:54 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bystrovka, Bishkek, Tokmok (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Bishkek (c. 900 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tokmok (c. 63 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kant (c. 20 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bystrovka (c. 10 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Georgiyevka (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nearby.
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