A 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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