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26 Dec 2019 | 05:31 AM UTC

China: 5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near Tiandian (Hubei province) December 26

5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near Tiandian (Hubei province) December 26; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

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Event

The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.0-magnitude earthquake around 5 km (3 mi) south of Tiandian (Hubei province) on Thursday, December 26. The quake hit at around 14:36 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant infrastructure damage.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.