A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Luocheng in China. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:44:31 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 15:44:31 / January 3, 2016 @ 3:44 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b17. Id of event: us10004b17. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 104.1309 East, latitude 29.4538 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neijiang, Yibin, Yanjiang (min 5000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NE of Luocheng, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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