A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Wenquan in China. Event id: us70005tpj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005tpj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 14:55:23 / October 12, 2019 @ 2:55 pm. Exact location, longitude 110.3027° East, latitude 22.0371° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:55:23 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zhongshan, Zhanjiang, Wuchuan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Zhongshan (c. 3 121 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Zhanjiang (c. 637 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gaozhou (c. 166 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yulin (c. 148 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Wuchuan (c. 104 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lianjiang (c. 100 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Xinyi (c. 98 300 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 32 km S of Wenquan, China.
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