A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Shihezi in China. Exact location, longitude 86.1946° East, latitude 43.8229° North, depth = 37.26 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007z74. Unique identifier: us20007z74. The temblor was reported at 23:57:56 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 15:57:56 / December 8, 2016 @ 3:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 37.26 km (23 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yan’an Beilu, Shihezi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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