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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 51km WSW of Linqiong, China

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 50km WSW of Linqiong, China on Saturday, 20 April 2013

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 50km WSW of Linqiong, China on Saturday, 20 April 2013
Date & time: Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 08:02 (Asia/Chongqing)
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 12.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.2843°N / 102.9557°E (China)
Nearest volcano: Tengchong (714 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^14 J (139 GWh / 1.2*10^5 tons of TNT / 7.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 20 Apr 2013
Sat, 20 Apr 00:02 UTCM 6.6 / 20 kmWESTERN SICHUAN, CHINAEMSC
Sat, 20 Apr 00:02 UTCM 6.6 / 19 kmSichuan, ChinaGFZ
Sat, 20 Apr 00:02 UTCM 7.0 / 30 kmSichuan, ChinaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Chengdu / MMI IV (Light shaking): Very strong shaking. ERDIM from Chengdu city
Chengdu / MMI VI (Strong shaking): it was my first earthquake. Very strong shaking about 30-40 Seconds.
Linqiong / MMI IX (Violent shaking): terrible!! :(
Chongqing / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt bed vibrating and slight floor vibration. At rest on 40th floor of hotel
Chengdu / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was on the 16 th floor and the hotel room was shaking hard.
Chengdu / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Deyang / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Chengdu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Aditional small quakes felt 1h later
Chengdu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Pretty significant movement up here on the 30th floor. People took cover under tables ,but no damage or injuries.
Chengdu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Went on for a couple of minutes. Building shook and very frightening. People evacuated their buildings and waited outside for about 30 minutes. Not as bad as 2008 Wenchuan earthquake - when you could not walk.
chongqing / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
chengdu / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
chengdu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): i thot i was dead
Chongqing / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Shuangliu / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chengdu, Sichuan / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chengdu city / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Chengdu, SIchuan / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chengdu (China) (109 km E from epicenter)(no details): my bed is swaying,then I woke up, and lay down beside the bed. That shake keeps for about half a minute. The centre of the earthquake is near Yan'an,SiChuanProvince of China. (via EMSC)
Zigong (China) (209 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It was moderate, with no visible damage. (via EMSC)
Chongqing (China) (361 km E from epicenter)(no details): I had felt an earthquake before twice this year in the Kingdom of Tonga the first time in my life (US Citizen working abroad now in China) but this was very different. The bed swayed at least 7 or 8 times, no sound of rumbling like I heard in the South Pacific like a train coming through. This one was silent. Very spooky...I thought I was dreaming at first and then I said, Oh no, not again... (via EMSC)
Chengdu (China) (120 km E from epicenter)(no details): A day before this earthquake, it was extremely windy outside. Some people might mistook the wind for storm. Some trees and windows were blown away. (via EMSC)


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