Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?

Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 15km E of Chabu, China on Sunday, 21 July 2013

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 13km E of Chabu, China on Sunday, 21 July 2013

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - 13km E of Chabu, China on Sunday, 21 July 2013
Date & time: Sunday, 21 July 2013 23:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, July 22, 2013 07:45:56
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.4991°N / 104.2427°E (China)
Nearest volcano: Datong (1006 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 21 Jul 2013
Sun, 21 Jul 23:45 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmGansu, ChinaGFZ
Sun, 21 Jul 23:45 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmGANSU, CHINAEMSC
Sun, 21 Jul 23:45 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmE of Chabu, ChinaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Chengdu / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Xi'an (China) (433 km E from epicenter)(no details): My first Earthquake was that one on the American East Coast a year or two back. By the time I realized what it was, it was almost over. This one seemed weaker, but it I knew what it was immediately, so it caused me a lot more anxiety as I waited the thing out.Not sure if it was useful, but I wanted to say that. (via EMSC)
Lanzhou (China) (175 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I lived in Tokyo during the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake so was quite worried at the first shaking but it was over quickly. This felt like a gentle swaying compared to the jerkiness of other earthquakes I've experienced. I have not liver here long and not made my earthquake kit yet - a good reminder to get it done. (via EMSC)


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: