Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 44 km southeast of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022 at 7:50 am (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 44 km southeast of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022 at 7:50 am (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 44 km southeast of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022 at 7:50 am (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Apr 23:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
6 Apr 00:11: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 00:03
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Xunchang, Sichuan, China
4.7 quake 6 Apr 7:50 am (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 6 Apr 7:50 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in the morning on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, at 7:50 am local time near Xunchang, Sichuan, China, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.7, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Xunchang (pop. 64,600) located 31 km from the epicenter, and Xuzhou Cheng (pop. 242,100) 65 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bijie (pop. 77,600) located 110 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 5, 2022 23:50:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Apr 6, 2022 at 7:50 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.2341°N / 105.0889°E (Yibin Shi, Sichuan, China)
Antipode28.234°S / 74.911°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities44 km (27 mi) ESE of Xunchang (pop: 64,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) SE of Xuzhou Cheng (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (66 mi) N of Bijie (Guizhou) (pop: 77,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) SSE of Zigong (pop: 690,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
147 km (91 mi) SSW of Yongchuan (Chongqing) (pop: 94,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) S of Neijiang (pop: 546,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) SE of Luocheng (pop: 73,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) SE of Leshan (Province de Sichuan) (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
205 km (128 mi) SW of Chongqing (pop: 7,457,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
288 km (179 mi) SSE of Chengdu (pop: 13,568,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10.9°C (52 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.210 km44 Km ESE of Xunchang, ChinaUSGS
5.233 km4.7 EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINAEMSC
5.210 kmSichuan, ChinaRaspberryShake
5.210 kmChina: Near ChongqingRENASS
5.210 kmSichuan, ChinaGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Yibin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 6, 2022 21:54
13 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
60 km E of Xunchang, Sichuan, ChinaMore

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