A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Junlian in China on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008fsq. Event ids that are associated: us20008fsq. Global time and date of event 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 00:34:30 / February 2, 2017 @ 12:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 104.8492 East, latitude 28.1597 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:34:30 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 33 km E of Junlian, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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