A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kuqa in China on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/17 / 2017-01-06 05:26:01 / January 6, 2017 @ 5:26 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.25 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007rka. Event ids that are associated: us10007rka. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:26:01 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 25.25 km, 82.5737° East, 41.9945° North.
Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kuche. Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 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: 42 km NW of Kuqa, China.
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