A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port Blair in India. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:01:42 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 92.8458 East, latitude 11.1633 North, depth = 49.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 14:01:42 / March 17, 2017 @ 2:01 pm. Unique identifier: us20008spa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008spa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.65 km (31 miles).
Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bamboo Flat, Port Blair. Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Port Blair (c. 112 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bamboo Flat (c. 7 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 56 km S of Port Blair, India.
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