A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Shihezi in China on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 05:15:04 / December 8, 2016 @ 5:15 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.7 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: us20007z2r. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z2r. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:15:04 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13.7 km, 86.3035° East, 43.8159° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ürümqi, Yan’an Beilu, Shihezi. Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSE of Shihezi, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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