A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guankou in China on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:37:23 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1hf. Id of event: us1000d1hf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 103.4717 East, latitude 30.9434 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 14:37:23 / February 27, 2018 @ 2:37 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Chengdu (c. 7 415 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Deyang (c. 152 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tianpeng (c. 60 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Linqiong (c. 55 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Deyang, Chengdu, Linqiong (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 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. 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: 15 km WSW of Guankou, China.
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