A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Luocheng in China on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:58:30 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 103.997 East, latitude 29.5354 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 02:58:30 / January 4, 2021 @ 2:58 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5cl. Unique identifier: us6000d5cl.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neijiang, Yanjiang, Chonglong (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 16 km N of Luocheng, China.
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