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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Xegar in China



Earthquake location 28.524S, 87.4181WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Xegar in China. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 87.4181° East, 28.524° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 10:05:55 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j6d. Unique identifier: us10005j6d. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 02:05:55 / May 22, 2016 @ 2:05 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lobujya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lobujya (c. 8 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km ESE of Xegar, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 87.4181° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km ESE of Xegar, 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 02:05:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 02:22:12 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 400 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 2.025 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10005j6d Id of event.
Event Code 10005j6d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j6d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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