A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Chateau-d’Oex in Switzerland on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 09:10:34 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100095q7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100095q7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.86 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 7.0354° East, latitude 46.5152° North, depth = 5.86 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 08:10:34 / July 1, 2017 @ 8:10 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint-Claude, Valfin-lès-Saint-Claude, Herzogenbuchsee (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Genève (c. 184 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bern (c. 121 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lausanne (c. 116 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Biel/Bienne (c. 48 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Thun (c. 42 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Köniz (c. 37 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Switzerland (c. 7 581 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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