A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Jinchang in China. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:11:10 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 103.302 East, latitude 38.0088 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 10:11:10 / June 3, 2017 @ 10:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009khr. Unique identifier: us20009khr.
Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Wuwei (c. 493 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wuwei.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 112 km ESE of Jinchang, China.
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