A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Staraya Pokrovka in Kyrgyzstan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 00:55:46 / April 21, 2017 @ 12:55 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jfb. Unique identifier: us10008jfb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.08 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 16.08 km, 75.1719° East, 42.6209° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:55:46 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Balykchy, Georgiyevka, Bishkek. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Bishkek (c. 900 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tokmok (c. 63 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Balykchy (c. 40 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Kant (c. 20 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Bystrovka (c. 10 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Georgiyevka (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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