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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Yilkiqi in China


Earthquake location 37.3887S, 78.0971WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Yilkiqi in China. Unique identifier: us10004tne. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004tne. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:35:49 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 78.0971 East, latitude 37.3887 North, depth = 36.88 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 18:35:49 / February 29, 2016 @ 6:35 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.88 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Zangguy (c. 13 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zangguy (min 5000 pop).

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km SE of Yilkiqi, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 78.0971° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3887° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km SE of Yilkiqi, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-29 18:35:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-03 23:04:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 4.34 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10004tne Id of event.
Event Code 10004tne An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tne, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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