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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Gyamotang in China



Earthquake location 31.9931S, 95.0567WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 62 km NW of Gyamotang, China (39 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 09:32:57 / April 23, 2016 @ 9:32 am. Unique identifier: us20005l5w. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005l5w. Exact location of event, depth 14.81 km, 95.0567° East, 31.9931° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.81 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:32:57 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 62 km NW of Gyamotang, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.0567° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km NW of Gyamotang, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-23 09:32:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 10:02:38 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 354 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 6.991 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20005l5w Id of event.
Event Code 20005l5w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005l5w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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