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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Mengyin in China

Earthquake location 35.5932S, 117.8564WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Mengyin in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:56:14 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 117.8564° East, 35.5932° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 23:56:14 / December 24, 2015 @ 11:56 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bej. Unique identifier: us10004bej.

The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Tai’an (c. 5 499 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Linyi (c. 270 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Xintai (c. 222 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Zoucheng (c. 190 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Zaozhuang (c. 183 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Laiwu (c. 124 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tai’an, Yanzhou, Chengyang. Nearby 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. 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 has struck near. 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: 14 km SSW of Mengyin, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 117.8564° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5932° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSW of Mengyin, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-24 23:56:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 06:49:48 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 284 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 4.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10004bej Id of event.
Event Code 10004bej An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bej, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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