A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Mae Sai in Thailand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 09:13:10 / April 18, 2017 @ 9:13 am. Id of earthquake: us10008ijh. Event ids that are associated: us10008ijh. Exact location, longitude 100.0975° East, latitude 20.7154° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:43:10 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Chiang Rai (c. 78 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mae Chan (c. 37 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mae Sai (c. 27 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ban Houakhoua (c. 15 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chiang Khong (c. 14 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ban Houayxay (c. 12 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Laos (c. 6 368 000 pop), Thailand (c. 67 090 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiang Rai, Mae Chan, Ban Houakhoua (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 38 km NE of Mae Sai, Thailand.
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