A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Longwu in China on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 102.3396° East, latitude 24.0398° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000gbc9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gbc9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:49:23 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:49 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:49:23 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Haikou (c. 112 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Yuxi (c. 103 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Longquan (c. 91 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Haikou, Longquan, Yuxi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NW of Longwu, China.
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