A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Qiaowa in China on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 19:26:46 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000akpn. Id of event: us2000akpn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 11:26:46 / September 12, 2017 @ 11:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 101.7514 East, latitude 27.9618 North, depth = 35 km.
Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Xichang (c. 126 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Xichang.
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 two 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km E of Qiaowa, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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