A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Mianyang in China on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 104.3594° East, 31.5693° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 08:49:55 / December 8, 2020 @ 8:49 am. 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 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cqb1. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqb1. The temblor was detected at 08:49:55 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Mianyang (c. 264 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Deyang (c. 152 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Jiangyou (c. 127 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tianpeng (c. 60 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tongchuan (c. 58 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tongchuan, Tianpeng, Deyang (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km WNW of Mianyang, China.
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