A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Fushi in China. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 104.7743 East, latitude 29.0231 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 15:55:56 / February 3, 2020 @ 3:55 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:55:56 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007nhc. Unique identifier: us60007nhc.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chonglong, Luocheng, Neijiang (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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 28 km SW of Fushi, China.
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