A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kangding in China. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 102.2877° East, 29.8635° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 03:12:30 / February 17, 2017 @ 3:12 am. The temblor was picked up at 11:12:30 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008mr6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mr6.
Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Kangding (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kangding (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 eight 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km ESE of Kangding, China.
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