A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Idgah in Pakistan on Thursday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:58:44 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.36 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 74.5969 East, latitude 35.4129 North, depth = 46.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 20:58:44 / August 23, 2017 @ 8:58 pm. Unique identifier: us2000ab3e. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ab3e.
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Gilgit (c. 10 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gilgit (min 5000 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 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km WNW of Idgah, Pakistan.
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