A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gauripur in India on Saturday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:28 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 89.9305° East, 26.1925° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000clmv. Event ids that are associated: us2000clmv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 01:14:28 / January 20, 2018 @ 1:14 am.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Rangpur (c. 343 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Lalmanirhat (c. 65 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Birpara, Tsirang, Jaigaon (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 12 km NNW of Gauripur, India.
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