A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sanjwal in Pakistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 05:56:37 / March 21, 2017 @ 5:56 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008tgy. Unique identifier: us20008tgy. Exact location, longitude 72.7093° East, latitude 33.5954° North, depth = 41.54 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:56:37 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.54 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Rawalpindi (c. 1 743 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Islamabad (c. 601 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mardan (c. 300 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Chakwāl (c. 101 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Swābi (c. 97 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mānsehra, Mardan, Kallar Kahār (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 31 km SE of Sanjwal, Pakistan.
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