A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Junlian in China on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.92 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 104.6715° East, latitude 28.1162° North, depth = 31.92 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 11:29:21 / January 15, 2017 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wg1. Id of event: us10007wg1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:21 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km ESE of Junlian, China.
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