A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 240 km WSW of Qamdo, China (149 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 94.816° East, latitude 30.3928° North, depth = 30.14 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bdty. Event ids that are associated: us6000bdty. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.14 km (19 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:28:01 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 04:28:01 / August 13, 2020 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT.
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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 240 km WSW of Qamdo, China.
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