A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Chamba in India. Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 05:48:43 / May 20, 2017 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. 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 31.99 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:18:43 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 76.267 East, latitude 32.845 North, depth = 31.99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tqh. Id of event: us10008tqh.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagrota, Padam, Rāmnagar. Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Pathankot (c. 174 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kathua (c. 48 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Padam (c. 25 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chamba (c. 21 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kishtwār (c. 20 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Dharmsāla (c. 19 500 pop).
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 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 33 km NNE of Chamba, India.
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