Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 52 km east of Chengdu, Sichuan Sheng, China, on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 16:05 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 52 km east of Chengdu, Sichuan Sheng, China, on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 16:05 GMT Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 52 km east of Chengdu, Sichuan Sheng, China, on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 16:05 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 40 km depth

2 Feb 16:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Feb 2 16:31: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 40.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 2, 2020 16:05:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.9
Depth40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.74°N / 104.6°E (Sichuan, China)
Antipode30.74°S / 75.4°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities48 km (30 mi) SSE of Deyang (pop: 152,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) E of Chengdu (pop: 13,568,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SW of Santai (pop: 58,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) ESE of Tianpeng (pop: 60,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) N of Yanjiang (pop: 87,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (51 mi) S of Mianyang (pop: 264,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Suining (pop: 124,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (71 mi) S of Jiangyou (pop: 127,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (85 mi) NNW of Neijiang (pop: 546,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
229 km (143 mi) NW of Chongqing (pop: 7,457,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.940 kmSichuan, ChinaGFZ
5.010 kmEastern Sichuan, ChinaEMSC
5.121 km四川成都市青白江区 (China)CEIC
5.210 kmSichuan, ChinaBMKG
5.29 km13km SE of Zhaozhen, ChinaUSGS
4.942 kmSichuan, ChinaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Translate
Chengdu (53.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Wenjiang / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I just felt my building sway and bed shake  
Chengdu Gaoxin district / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt: like if someone was shaking my chair for fun. Living on the 21th floor.  
Chengdu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(China, 49 km W of epicenter) : It was strong enough to shake building for few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
成都市 (China, 59 km W of epicenter) : 成都震感 (reported through EMSC)  

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings