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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
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
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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.
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)

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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)  

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