A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kargil in India. The temblor was detected at 10:41:54 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.7 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 05:11:54 / April 18, 2017 @ 5:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 76.4487 East, latitude 33.9101 North, depth = 42.7 km. Unique identifier: us10008ii5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ii5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Padam (c. 25 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kishtwār (c. 20 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kargil (c. 13 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kishtwār, Kargil, Padam (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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 79 km SSE of Kargil, India.
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