A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Laos kilometers (0 miles) from Laos. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 22:10:04 / May 5, 2017 @ 10:10 pm. Exact location of event, depth 16.02 km, 101.5248° East, 19.8673° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pxv. Id of event: us10008pxv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.02 km (10 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:10:04 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiang Klang, Sainyabuli, Louangphabang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Laos (c. 6 368 000 pop), Thailand (c. 67 090 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Louangphabang (c. 47 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sainyabuli (c. 13 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chiang Klang (c. 13 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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