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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kuqa in China

Earthquake location 43.0601S, 82.9823WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 148 km N of Kuqa, China (92 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000483w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000483w. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:09:42 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 82.9823 East, latitude 43.0601 North, depth = 18.94 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 14:09:42 / December 18, 2015 @ 2:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.94 km (12 miles).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 148 km N of Kuqa, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 82.9823° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.0601° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 148km N of Kuqa, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-18 14:09:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-01 13:11:46 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 326 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 3.419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us1000483w Id of event.
Event Code 1000483w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000483w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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