A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Jiayuguan in China on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 15.24 km, 98.184° East, 40.2328° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.24 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:29:33 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005bdh. Unique identifier: us20005bdh. Global time and date of event 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 03:29:33 / March 21, 2016 @ 3:29 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jiuquan, Laojunmiao, Jiayuguan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Jiayuguan (c. 122 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Laojunmiao (c. 84 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Jiuquan (c. 72 700 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km NNW of Jiayuguan, China.
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