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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Hongtu in China



Earthquake location 37.6385S, 101.5943WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Hongtu in China on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 01:18:25 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004uqy. Event ids that are associated: us20004uqy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 17:18:25 / January 20, 2016 @ 5:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 101.5943 East, latitude 37.6385 North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Wuwei (c. 493 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wuwei (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km ESE of Hongtu, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 101.5943° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6385° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 17:18:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 01:07:39 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 385 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 19.987 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20004uqy Id of event.
Event Code 20004uqy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004uqy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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