A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Mengla in China. Exact location of event, depth 14.8 km, 101.3343° East, 21.6659° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.8 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004uwq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004uwq. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:20:25 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/03/16 / 2016-03-05 11:20:25 / March 5, 2016 @ 11:20 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Louang Namtha, Phôngsali, Jinghong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Jinghong (c. 62 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Phôngsali (c. 13 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Louang Namtha (c. 3 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop), Laos (c. 6 368 000 pop).
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. 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 has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 31 km NW of Mengla, China.
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