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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka) on Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - North Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka) on Tuesday, 11 February 2020
11 Feb 22:32 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-02-12 03:04:16 +06:00
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.5291°N / 83.4764°E (Sri Lanka)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-02-12 03:04:16 +06:00 (11 Feb 21:04:16 UTC)M 4.7 / 10 kmNorth Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka)USGS
Tue, 11 Feb 21:04 UTCM 4.7 / 40 kmNorth Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka)EMSC
Tue, 11 Feb 21:04 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmNorth Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka)BMKG

User reports for this quake (43)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Colombo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slight movement of bed and window cracking noice | One user found this interesting.
Hendala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I waked up from sleep suddenly,upstair floor made a noise like heavy object fallen down,I thought their entered the house,2.43am,but when I saw morning news it was an earth quake
Kalutara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Colombo (479.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kandana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dondra / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened and felt vibration. Window also vibrated about 6 seconds.
Palm paradise Goyambokka beach / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt it for 3 seconds. It was not very strong but constant, steady and uninterrupted.
ratmalana / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Colombo Sri Lanka / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kolonnawa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
466.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
336.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ulapane, St. Marry's Estate / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I heard that the roof was shaking and felt the floor vibrating. It was there more than 3 seconds, but less than 13 seconds. When I check time (it's a quartz watch) it was 3.04 am or 3.05 am today (12th of Feb, 2020). I heard a loud noice when roof was shaken. Yet there were light vibrations on the floor (a weak vibration).
359 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Matara (360.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bentota (10.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awake at 2:35 at night and it was all quiet outside. I heard a rumbling noice coming closer and then the house/room shaked slightly for a second. Two other guest of our little hotel woke from it as well. The others did not.
Kosgoda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
344.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Colombo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Colombo 2 (464.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I just felt tiny vibration like feel.i thought its because of my phone.but i noticed phone is silent.I felt it twice.
Colombo Galle Face Hotel (560 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hambantota / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ella, UVA ,Sri Lanka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Batticaloa (406.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Several people from Sri Lanka noticed this at 2:34AM
379.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : i woke up feeling some rumbling for a few seconds
Ella / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt during 4 secondes at 2:30 in the morning on Feb, 12th
402.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kekanadura / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hikkaduwa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Baddegama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking
472.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Colombo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
colombo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Matara Meddawatta / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Boralesgamuwa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
colombo 05 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Colombo, Sri Lanka (474.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was on 2nd floor on my bed and i felt the bed was shaking and heard a cracking sound from the roof at the same time
Galle (376.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dondra (349.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Then I was sleeping. Suddenly I heard a tracking voice from the roof. Then I felt my bed was shaking.I felt very strong earthquake.
Wanduramba / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I feel like different of environment..shoking windows in house..i,m live in wanduramba - Galle district..time on 2.30 or after..
Galle, Sri Lanka / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the vibration through my table for 1 or 2 seconds. Didnt know it was an earthquake at the time.
Digana, Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Matara (Sri Lanka, 364 km NW of epicenter) : 2.43 am (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka) on Tuesday, 11 February 2020

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