A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ghatal in India on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 13:03:27 / August 28, 2018 @ 1:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 87.7938° East, latitude 22.6926° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:33:27 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000gj5k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gj5k.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barjora, Rānāghāt, Bānkura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Kolkata (c. 4 631 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hāora (c. 1 027 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bhātpāra (c. 483 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Shyamnagar (c. 442 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Nangi (c. 440 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pānihāti (c. 378 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kāmārhāti (c. 333 000 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 one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km ENE of Ghatal, India. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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