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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Chaoyang in China

Earthquake location 41.6529S, 120.11WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Chaoyang in China. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j7h. Id of event: us10005j7h. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.11 East, latitude 41.6529 North, depth = 16.53 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.53 km (10 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:08:06 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 09:08:06 / May 22, 2016 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Chaoyang (c. 410 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Nanpiao (c. 157 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Beipiao (c. 155 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lingyuan (c. 91 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pingzhuang (c. 67 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yebaishou (c. 65 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nanpiao, Pingzhuang, Lingyuan. Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km WNW of Chaoyang, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.11° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.6529° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km WNW of Chaoyang, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-22 09:08:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 09:28:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 355 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 6.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us10005j7h Id of event.
Event Code 10005j7h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j7h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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