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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 102 km SW of Rulong, China



Earthquake location 30.2106S, 99.6541WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 102 km SW of Rulong, China (63 miles) on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rpi. Unique identifier: us10006rpi. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:47:16 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 16:47:16 / September 22, 2016 @ 4:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 99.6541° East, 30.2106° North, depth 22.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.67 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 102 km SW of Rulong, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.6541° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.2106° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km SW of Rulong, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-22 16:47:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 17:07:27 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 416 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 7.627 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us10006rpi Id of event.
Event Code 10006rpi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rpi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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