A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mae Sai in Thailand on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us1000cfci. Event ids that are associated: us1000cfci. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:59:11 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 99.525° East, latitude 20.5794° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/02/18 / 2018-02-03 15:29:11 / February 3, 2018 @ 3:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Thailand (c. 67 090 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chiang Rai, Mae Chan, Mae Sai. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chiang Rai (c. 78 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mae Chan (c. 37 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mae Sai (c. 27 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 40 km WNW of Mae Sai, Thailand.
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