A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Esik in Kazakhstan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, depth 26 km, 77.6094° East, 42.9016° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:21:29 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 12:21:29 / August 31, 2018 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000h5y1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5y1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Burunday, Karakol, Energeticheskiy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Almaty (c. 2 000 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Karakol (c. 70 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Talghar (c. 42 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Esik (c. 33 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Burunday (c. 21 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Energeticheskiy (c. 18 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cholpon-Ata (c. 18 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SSE of Esik, Kazakhstan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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