6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes China

A earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 km W of Yongle, China (22 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 103.8432° East, latitude 33.2171° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:19:49 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5x1. Unique identifier: us2000a5x1. Global time and date of event 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 13:19:49 / August 8, 2017 @ 1:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/08/strong-earthquake-6-5-mag-36-km-w-of-yongle-china/

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