4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Guangdong: CENC

February 16, 2012 9:37 am 

BEIJING, Feb. 16 — An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Dongyuan county of Heyuan city in south China's Guangdong Province at 2:34 a.m. Beijing Time Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 13 km, was initially determined to be at 24.0 degrees north latitude and 114.5 degrees east longitude. (PNA/Xinhua) FFC/ebp


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