2021-04-16

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Tangshan, Hebei, users in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei received early warning

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China News Service, Chengdu, April 16th (Yang Yudian) At 16:06 on April 16, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred in Luanzhou City, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. The Chengdu Institute of High-tech Disaster Reduction announced that it had a relationship with the China Earthquake Administration. The China Earthquake Early Warning Network, jointly constructed, successfully warned the earthquake, giving Tangshan City a 10-second early warning and Tianjin City’s 39-second warning. Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin and other schools and units that have applied earthquake warning and met the trigger conditions issued early warnings. Mobile phone users with earthquake warning functions and TV users received early warnings.

It is reported that the China Earthquake Early Warning Network is located in Tangshan City 46 kilometers away from the epicenter, with a warning time of 10 seconds, and the earthquake is strong; Qinhuangdao City, 79 kilometers away from the epicenter, has a warning time of 19 seconds and the earthquake is strong; Tianjin City, 148 kilometers away from the epicenter, has an early warning time of 39 seconds, which may be felt; Chengde City, 154 kilometers away from the epicenter, has an early warning time of 41 seconds, which may be felt.

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Tangshan, Hebei, users in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei received early warning

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p >Mobile phone users receive an earthquake warning. Photo courtesy of Chengdu Institute of High-tech Disaster Reduction

In addition, China Earthquake Warning Network also released earthquake warning information through nearly 50 government and media microblogs for the first time. It also provided information for China Earthquake Networks Center and National Warning Information. The release center, the National Disaster Reduction Center, etc. simultaneously provide early warning information, and quickly generated earthquake intensity quick report maps and population heat maps after the earthquake. The relevant data has been submitted to the emergency management department to provide emergency rescue decision-making reference.

Wang Tun, director of Chengdu Institute of High-tech Disaster Reduction, director of Sichuan Provincial Key Laboratory of Earthquake Warning, and director of Chengdu Center for Earthquake Warning Technology Research of China Earthquake Administration, said that mobile phone and TV users in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region received early Earthquake early warning indicates that the built-in mobile phone and TV earthquake early warning functions of the operating system have been extended to the whole country. “We look forward to the participation of more partners to realize earthquake early warning in all channels and all regions as soon as possible.” (End)