A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Chhatak in Bangladesh. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.06 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 14:01:34 / April 18, 2017 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008n34. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008n34. The temblor was reported at 20:01:34 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.06 km, 91.6394° East, 25.0632° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Sylhet (c. 237 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Shillong (c. 132 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Habiganj (c. 88 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Netrakona (c. 79 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Maulavi Bāzār (c. 57 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Karīmganj (c. 55 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Chhātak (c. 39 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nongpoh, Dharmanagar, Netrakona (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km NW of Chhatak, Bangladesh.
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