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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 22 km NNE of Shimen, China



Earthquake location 26.0769S, 99.5388WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Shimen in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10005i0l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i0l. Global time and date of event 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 17:05:17 / May 17, 2016 @ 5:05 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.49 km (33 miles). Exact location, longitude 99.5388° East, latitude 26.0769° North, depth = 53.49 km. The temblor was detected at 01:05:17 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Dali (c. 134 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dali (min 5000 pop).

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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNE of Shimen, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.5388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.0769° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Shimen, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-17 17:05:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-17 17:48:39 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 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 7.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us10005i0l Id of event.
Event Code 10005i0l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005i0l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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