A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Haflong in India. The temblor was picked up at 21:10:45 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 15:40:45 / March 21, 2017 @ 3:40 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.66 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 92.5637° East, latitude 25.382° North, depth = 38.66 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008vc0. Unique identifier: us20008vc0.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Sylhet (c. 237 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Silchar (c. 152 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Shillong (c. 132 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Karīmganj (c. 55 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hāflong (c. 40 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hojāi (c. 36 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lāla, Nongpoh, Sylhet. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km WNW of Haflong, India.
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