Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 30 km southeast of Yuxi, China
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 08:0108:01 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Yuxi, Yunnan, China, was reported only 24 minutes ago by Thailand's Earthquake Observation Division (TMD), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 3:35 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.9 quake 30 km southeast of Yuxi, Yunnan, China, 16 Jun 3:35 pm (GMT +8)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Yuxi (pop. 103,800) located 30 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Haikou (pop. 112,600) located 72 km from the epicenter, Kaiyuan (pop. 198,400) 76 km away, Miyang (pop. 72,500) 77 km away, Longquan (pop. 91,500) 82 km away, Lianran (pop. 106,800) 90 km away, Gejiu (pop. 136,100) 97 km away, and Yunnanfu (pop. 3,855,300) 99 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Jun 3:35 pm (GMT +8) local time (16 Jun 2021 07:35 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.15°N / 102.74°E (Yunnan, China)
Primary data source: TMD
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