A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mangan in India. The temblor was detected at 20:37:37 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000etxu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000etxu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.5 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/06/18 / 2018-06-17 15:07:37 / June 17, 2018 @ 3:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 88.4752° East, latitude 27.4341° North, depth = 50.5 km.
Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paro, Naksalbāri, Samtse (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Naksalbāri (c. 57 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kārsiyāng (c. 46 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kālimpang (c. 43 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Gangtok (c. 30 700 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 10 km SSW of Mangan, India.
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