A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 243 km WSW of Qamdo, China (151 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb1f. Id of event: us6000bb1f. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.7813 East, latitude 30.4127 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:44:00 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 08:44:00 / August 8, 2020 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 243 km WSW of Qamdo, China.
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