A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 134 km ENE of Kuqa, China (83 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.11 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 11:08:10 / January 20, 2016 @ 11:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:08:10 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.11 km, 84.4123° East, 42.237° North. Event id: us10004ftw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ftw.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 134 km ENE of Kuqa, China.
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