A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 141 km NNW of Zhadong, China (88 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 83.3452 East, latitude 30.7099 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wlj. Unique identifier: us10007wlj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 10:07:44 / February 1, 2017 @ 10:07 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:07:44 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 141 km NNW of Zhadong, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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