A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Shimen in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10005i0l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i0l. Global time and date of event 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 17:05:17 / May 17, 2016 @ 5:05 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.49 km (33 miles). Exact location, longitude 99.5388° East, latitude 26.0769° North, depth = 53.49 km. The temblor was detected at 01:05:17 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Dali (c. 134 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dali (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNE of Shimen, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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