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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 94 km west of Gejiu, Yunnan, China, on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:27 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 94 km west of Gejiu, Yunnan, China, on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:27 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 94 km west of Gejiu, Yunnan, China, on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:27 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 15 km depth

18 Nov 17:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
18 Nov 17:48: Now using data updates from USGS
19 Nov 15:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.2 to 14.9 km (from 9.4 to 9.3 mi).
Update Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 17:45

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 84 km northwest of Gejiu, China

5.1 quake 84 km west of Gejiu, Yunnan, China, Nov 19, 2022 1:27 am (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 84 km west of Gejiu, Yunnan, China, Nov 19, 2022 1:27 am (GMT +8)
China was shaken near Gejiu, Yunnan, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 only 17 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Gejiu, Yunnan, China, early morning on Saturday, November 19th, 2022, at 1:27 am local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.2, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.1, and Thailand's Earthquake Observation Division (TMD) at magnitude 5.5.
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 Gejiu (pop. 136,100) located 84 km from the epicenter, Yuxi (pop. 103,800) 95 km away, and Kaiyuan (pop. 198,400) 99 km away.
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 details

Date & timeNov 18, 2022 17:27:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:27 am (GMT +8)
Depth14.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.4595°N / 102.2439°E (Yuxi Shi, Yunnan, China)
Antipode23.46°S / 77.756°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities94 km (58 mi) W of Gejiu (pop: 136,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) SSW of Yuxi (pop: 103,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) WSW of Kaiyuan (pop: 198,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) S of Longquan (pop: 91,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) SE of Jianshui (pop: 490,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Yunnanfu (pop: 3,855,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) SSE of Lijiang (Yunnan Sheng) (pop: 1,137,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
459 km (285 mi) NW of Ha Noi (Hanoi, Vietnam) (pop: 8,053,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 18.2°C (65 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
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.
4.915 km93 Km W of Gejiu, ChinaUSGS
5.55 kmYunnan, ChinaTMD
4.915 kmYunnan, ChinaRaspberryShake
5.310 kmChina: Near KunmingRENASS
5.110 kmYunnan, ChinaGFZ
5.010 kmYunnan, ChinaIRIS


Seismic station: Son La Vietnam (SLV/RM network) | Distance from quake: 292 km / 182 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Son La Vietnam: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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