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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag strikes near Imphal in India

Earthquake location 24.8758S, 93.628WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Imphal in India on Monday. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:35:20 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 93.628° East, latitude 24.8758° North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 23:05:20 / January 3, 2016 @ 11:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b2n. Id of event: us10004b2n.

Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Imphal (c. 223 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Silchar (c. 152 400 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Dimāpur (c. 135 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kohima (c. 92 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Diphu (c. 57 100 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Karīmganj (c. 55 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Churāchāndpur (c. 47 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Thoubāl (c. 44 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hāflong (c. 40 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Karīmganj, Bokajān, Phek (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km WNW of Imphal, India.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.628° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.8758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WNW of Imphal, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-03 23:05:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-03 23:25:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 102 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 774 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.839 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004b2n Id of event.
Event Code 10004b2n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b2n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. AdiTi

    We felt it in bihar also

  2. Anonymous

    In Maldah , West Bengal , India it woke up every people like a nightmare do !

  3. Achintya kumar

    I am in kolkata and felt very strong impact of quake. I was on 5th floor of my appartment when my chair and table start trembling.

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