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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Shihezi in China

Earthquake location 43.8459S, 86.3331WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Shihezi in China on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007z6z. Unique identifier: us20007z6z. The temblor was reported at 23:23:17 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 15:23:17 / December 8, 2016 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.98 km (20 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 86.3331 East, latitude 43.8459 North, depth = 32.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ürümqi, Yan’an Beilu, Shihezi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km SSE of Shihezi, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.3331° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.8459° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SSE of Shihezi, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-08 15:23:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-08 16:35:16 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 369 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 4.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 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 us20007z6z Id of event.
Event Code 20007z6z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007z6z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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