A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Jiaokui in China. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 17:36:40 / August 17, 2018 @ 5:36 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:36:40 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.63 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gbnv. Unique identifier: us1000gbnv. Exact location, longitude 104.0159° East, latitude 27.5875° North, depth = 15.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Zhaotong (c. 109 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Weining (c. 56 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Weining, Zhaotong.
Every 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 1 km SE of Jiaokui, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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