A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Maoping in China. Exact location of event, longitude 110.7273 East, latitude 30.6568 North, depth = 16.55 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.55 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 18:41:26 / February 22, 2017 @ 6:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008ljd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ljd. The temblor was picked up at 02:41:26 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zhicheng, Yichang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Yichang (c. 476 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zhicheng (c. 159 400 pop). 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 30 km SW of Maoping, China.
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