A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Xunchang in China on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 104.7943° East, latitude 28.2107° North, depth = 31.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007vts. Event ids that are associated: us10007vts. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.26 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 18:46:36 / January 27, 2017 @ 6:46 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:46:36 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yibin, Xunchang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 28 km SSE of Xunchang, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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