A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Muang La in Laos on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 18:12:56 / February 28, 2020 @ 6:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 101.8912 East, latitude 21.1401 North, depth = 17.56 km. Unique identifier: us6000869j. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000869j. 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 17.56 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:12:56 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Phôngsali, Louang Namtha, Muang Xay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Muang Xay (c. 25 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Phôngsali (c. 13 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Louang Namtha (c. 3 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Laos (c. 6 368 000 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 have been detected in the same area. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km NW of Muang La, Laos. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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