A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Wenping in China. The temblor was detected at 20:21:23 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 103.5868° East, 27.1914° North, depth 39.59 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088iq. Id of event: us100088iq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 12:21:23 / March 12, 2017 @ 12:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.59 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Zhaotong (c. 109 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Weining (c. 56 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Weining, Zhaotong (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km E of Wenping, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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