A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Samtse in Bhutan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 89.155° East, 26.9112° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 10:28:57 / March 7, 2017 @ 10:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087jx. Id of event: us100087jx. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:28:57 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Panchagarh, Kārsiyāng, Bāghdogra (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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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