A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from North Vanlaiphai in India on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 13:17:20 / August 27, 2020 @ 1:17 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdpj. Id of event: us7000bdpj. Exact location of event, longitude 93.2599 East, latitude 23.0526 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:17:20 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Aizawl (c. 265 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lunglei (c. 52 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Serchhīp (c. 20 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Thenzawl (c. 6 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aizawl, Saiha, Thenzawl (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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