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A 5.0- magnitude earthquake strikes Longquan, China.

Image Credit: Zenrin Earthstar Geographics

On Thursday evening at 7.46pm local time a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck 34km southwest of Longquan, China at a depth of 10km. Different agencies gave it a different magnitude. The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.9, while the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same earthquake at magnitude 5.0.

As is usual the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage.

The earthquake was felt in Longquan (pop. 91,500) located 40 km from the epicenter and most likely in other cities such as Yuxi (pop. 103,800) 64 km away, Jianshui (pop. 490,000) 71 km away, Haikou (pop. 112,600) 79 km away, Lianran (pop. 106,800) 82 km away, Majie (pop. 131,700) 102 km away, and Yunnanfu (pop. 3,855,300) 108 km away.

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