A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gongjing in China. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 20:28:21 / February 15, 2020 @ 8:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:28:21 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 104.6424 East, latitude 29.4224 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007r02. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007r02.
Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Leshan, Yanjiang, Yibin (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km NW of Gongjing, China.
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