A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Staraya Pokrovka in Kyrgyzstan. The temblor was reported at 06:55:45 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 00:55:45 / April 21, 2017 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 75.1539 East, latitude 42.5888 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10008n61. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n61.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Bishkek (c. 900 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tokmok (c. 63 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Balykchy (c. 40 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kant (c. 20 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bystrovka (c. 10 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Georgiyevka (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balykchy, Georgiyevka, Bishkek (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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