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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Hongtu in China



Earthquake location 37.7195S, 101.5844WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hongtu in China. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:14 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 101.5844° East, latitude 37.7195° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fv5. Unique identifier: us10004fv5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 17:13:14 / January 20, 2016 @ 5:13 pm.

Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Wuwei (c. 493 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Jinchang (c. 144 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jinchang, Wuwei (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km ESE of Hongtu, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 101.5844° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7195° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km ESE of Hongtu, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-20 17:13:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 17:33:13 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 6.22 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 536 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 10.706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004fv5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004fv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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