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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 23 km ENE of Chaihe, China

Earthquake location 44.8653S, 129.9685WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chaihe in China. Id of earthquake: us10004atb. Event ids that are associated: us10004atb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.9685 East, latitude 44.8653 North, depth = 583.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 583.06 km (362 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 04:22:19 / January 2, 2016 @ 4:22 am. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:22:19 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boli, Suifenhe, Chengzihe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Mudanjiang (c. 665 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jixi (c. 403 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Fendou (c. 164 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Dongxing (c. 109 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chengzihe (c. 98 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Boli (c. 95 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hailin (c. 85 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Linkou (c. 77 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 23 km ENE of Chaihe, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.9685° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.8653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 583.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ENE of Chaihe, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-02 04:22:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-02 04:40:55 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 500 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 1.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004atb Id of event.
Event Code 10004atb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004atb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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