A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 242 km WSW of Qamdo, China (150 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:31:52 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 16:31:52 / August 17, 2020 @ 4:31 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000bg0c. Event ids that are associated: us6000bg0c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 94.7972° East, 30.3862° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 242 km WSW of Qamdo, China.
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