A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Polkowice in Poland. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 16.0763° East, 51.5705° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:42:50 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/17 / 2017-12-07 17:42:50 / December 7, 2017 @ 5:42 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000c1p3. Unique identifier: us2000c1p3.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jedlina-Zdrój, Lubawka, Puszczykowo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Poland (c. 38 500 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Wrocław (c. 634 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Wałbrzych (c. 127 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Zielona Góra (c. 118 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Legnica (c. 106 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Jelenia Góra (c. 87 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Lubin (c. 77 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Głogów (c. 68 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 7 km N of Polkowice, Poland.
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