A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magong in China on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 14:14:36 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 06:14:36 / September 30, 2017 @ 6:14 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ax3v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ax3v. Exact location of earthquake, 105.0015° East, 32.3196° North, depth 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Mianyang (c. 264 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guangyuan (c. 213 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Jiangyou (c. 127 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mianyang, Guangyuan, Jiangyou (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 3 km WSW of Magong, China.
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