A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Lucaogou in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:47:09 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.29 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 19:47:09 / December 23, 2015 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 87.6888 East, latitude 43.8835 North, depth = 27.29 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000493w. Unique identifier: us1000493w.
Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yan’an Beilu, Ürümqi (min 5000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WNW of Lucaogou, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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