A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guankou in China on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.69 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 19:24:55 / February 25, 2017 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008mfi. Event ids that are associated: us20008mfi. Exact location of earthquake, 103.6736° East, 30.9942° North, depth 35.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:55 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Chengdu (c. 7 415 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Deyang (c. 152 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Tianpeng (c. 60 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Linqiong (c. 55 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Deyang, Linqiong, Chengdu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three 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: 4 km E of Guankou, China.
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