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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Guankou in China

Earthquake location 31.2288S, 103.722WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Guankou in China on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:11:55 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100035d1. Ids that are associated to the event: us100035d1. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/08/15 / 2015-08-11 23:11:55 / August 11, 2015 @ 11:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 103.722 East, latitude 31.2288 North, depth = 21.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.8 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Linqiong, Chengdu, Deyang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Chengdu (c. 7 415 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Deyang (c. 152 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tianpeng (c. 60 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Linqiong (c. 55 600 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km NNE of Guankou, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 103.722° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.2288° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNE of Guankou, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-11 23:11:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-31 00:51:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100035d1 Id of event.
Event Code 100035d1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100035d1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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