A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Weining in China on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:11:38 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 104.6657° East, 27.2285° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 03:11:38 / July 2, 2020 @ 3:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000agdw. Id of event: us7000agdw.
Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zhaotong, Liupanshui, Bijie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Liupanshui (c. 251 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Zhaotong (c. 109 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bijie (c. 77 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Weining (c. 56 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 59 km NE of Weining, China.
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