A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Xunchang in China. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 16:30:31 / August 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:30:31 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bh5j. Id of event: us6000bh5j. Exact location of event, longitude 105.0676 East, latitude 28.0596 North, depth = 10 km.
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, Bijie, Xunchang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bijie (c. 77 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 55 km SE of Xunchang, China.
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