A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Bamboo Flat in India on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 93.2046 East, latitude 12.2124 North, depth = 67.58 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 03:16:52 / March 1, 2017 @ 3:16 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us100085w3. Unique identifier: us100085w3. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.58 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:16:52 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Port Blair (c. 112 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bamboo Flat (c. 7 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port Blair, Bamboo Flat (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 77 km NE of Bamboo Flat, India.
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