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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 86 km NNE of Turpan, China

Earthquake location 43.6846S, 89.4285WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Turpan in China. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:59:51 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 89.4285° East, 43.6846° North, depth 22.01 km. Unique identifier: us10006f34. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006f34. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.01 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 23:59:51 / August 15, 2016 @ 11:59 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Laochenglu (c. 254 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Laochenglu (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km NNE of Turpan, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 89.4285° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.6846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NNE of Turpan, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-15 23:59:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-29 04:41:23 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 259 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 5.921 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 300 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 us10006f34 Id of event.
Event Code 10006f34 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006f34, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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