A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Wangdue Phodrang in Bhutan. The temblor was reported at 09:16:29 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 03:16:29 / May 24, 2017 @ 3:16 am. Event id: us10008wn2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wn2. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.96 km (18 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 90.1596° East, 27.5014° North, depth 28.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ha, Tsimasham, Paro. Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Punākha (c. 21 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tsirang (c. 18 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sarpang (c. 10 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Wangdue Phodrang (c. 7 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Jakar (c. 4 800 pop). Close country/countries, Bhutan (c. 700 000 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 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 25 km E of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan.
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