A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Mongar in Bhutan. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:35:46 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70005rkb. Event ids that are associated: us70005rkb. Exact location, longitude 91.3314° East, latitude 27.4049° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 12:35:46 / October 7, 2019 @ 12:35 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Pemagatshel (c. 13 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Samdrup Jongkhar (c. 7 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jakar (c. 4 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Trashi Yangtse (c. 3 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Mongar (c. 3 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Trongsa (c. 2 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Trashigang (c. 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trongsa, Shemgang, Samdrup Jongkhar (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNE of Mongar, Bhutan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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