Xichang China Experiences 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake

Earthquake location 27.8509S, 102.2742W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Xichang in China on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.35 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 102.2742 East, latitude 27.8509 North, depth = 25.35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 08:29:59 / October 31, 2018 @ 8:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:29:59 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000i4he. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000i4he.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Xichang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 5 km (3 miles) from Xichang (c. 126 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected in the same area.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/31/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-was-detected-near-xichang-in-china/

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