A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tiandiba in China. The temblor was detected at 04:35:57 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 20:35:57 / May 18, 2020 @ 8:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Unique identifier: us70009k48. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009k48. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 103.3287° East, 27.5205° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhaotong (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Zhaotong (c. 109 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km SSE of Tiandiba, China.
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