A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Yantan in China. The temblor was reported at 00:38:29 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 104.9294 East, latitude 29.2806 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000jc01. Event ids that are associated: us2000jc01. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 16:38:29 / January 19, 2019 @ 4:38 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yongchuan (c. 94 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Xunchang, Yongchuan, Luocheng. Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km E of Yantan, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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