A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 71 km NNW of Gyamotang, China (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 95.0174 East, latitude 32.0719 North, depth = 38.48 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 16:57:15 / May 18, 2016 @ 4:57 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005i9v. Unique identifier: us10005i9v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.48 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:57:15 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km NNW of Gyamotang, China.
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