A 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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