A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 175 km SW of Layka, China (109 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 16:31:59 / February 21, 2016 @ 4:31 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:31:59 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004rj4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004rj4. Exact location, longitude 78.139° East, latitude 36.148° North, depth = 10 km.
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. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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