A 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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