Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 36 km south of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 04:46 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 36 km south of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 04:46 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Dec 04:57 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 11 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2018 04:46:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.13°N / 104.72°E (Province de Sichuan, Chine)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km S de Xunchang (pop: 64,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
70 km S de Yibin (pop: 242,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
108 km NNO de Préfecture de Bijie (Guizhou) (pop: 77,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
134 km NE de Zhaotong (Yunnan) (pop: 109,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
135 km S de Zigong (pop: 690,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
155 km SSE de Luocheng (pop: 73,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
165 km S de Neijiang (pop: 546,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
185 km SSE de Leshan (pop: 154,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
239 km SO de Chongqing (pop: 7,457,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
1692 km SO de Pékin (Beijing) (pop: 11,716,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.310 kmSichuan, ChinaGFZ
M 5.712 km四川宜宾市兴文县CEIC
M 4.48 km四川宜宾市兴文县CEIC
M 5.427 km- 24km WSW of Zhongcheng, ChinaUSGS
M 5.425 kmSichuan, ChinaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (8)

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Chengdu, Sofitel Taihe, 17th floor / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sitting in an office chair, doing some work, suddenly I noticed a weird feeling, shortly after that I heard a rattling noise coming from door fittings and loose objects in the room. I realised, that the floor felt unsteady and shortly after that the chair moved about 10cm back and forth a few times. As I stood up I was slightly disoriented and felt a bit dizzy, I could clearly recognise the floor was moving, then it was all over. Took about 5 to 10 seconds. I was in the Sofitel Taihe in Ch
chengdu longquan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Chengdu, Chunxi Road, Lvl 29, IFS / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Level 29 of an apartment building. Felt it sway and shake for 4-5 seconds.
Chengdu (268.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Christmas decorations was swinging for 5 seconds. Vibration from the floor. (reported through our app)
Chengdu city (286.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My bed moved a little
Nanguang Village, Yibin, Sichuan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
宜宾市 (China, 26 km W of epicenter) : Sangat terasa karena saat kejadian sedang berada di lantai 3 mess (reported through EMSC)
成都市 (China, 261 km NW of epicenter) : Only one of us felt slightly (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 36 km south of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, 16 December 2018 04:46 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 19 Jan 2019 16:38 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 03 Jan 2019 00:48 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Dec 2018 08:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 18 Dec 2018 04:39 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 12:16 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 36 km south of Xunchang, Sichuan, China, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 04:46 (GMT)
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