A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Xunchang in China. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 104.563 East, latitude 28.0405 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 04:43:33 / August 17, 2020 @ 4:43 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:43:33 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000bifq. Event ids that are associated: us6000bifq.
Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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