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Earthquake in China

I didn't feel anything, but colleagues mentioned that the office building was swaying. Thought it was nothing big compared to what I feel in Taipei and Tokyo, but now I've heard there's a 7.5 earthquake in Szechuan Province, which is far far away from here. Will have to listen to the news to see how devastating it was...

Magnitude 7.5
Date-Time
Location 31.084°N, 103.267°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
Distances 90 km (55 miles) WNW of Chengdu, Sichuan, China 150 km (95 miles) WSW of Mianyang, Sichuan, China 360 km (220 miles) WNW of Chongqing, Chongqing, China 1545 km (960 miles) SW of BEIJING, Beijing, China
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.5 km (4.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=206, Nph=206, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.61 sec, Gp= 29°, M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2008ryan