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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 16 km ESE of Junlian, China

Earthquake location 28.1162S, 104.6715WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Junlian in China on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.92 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 104.6715° East, latitude 28.1162° North, depth = 31.92 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 11:29:21 / January 15, 2017 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wg1. Id of event: us10007wg1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:21 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang.

Each 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km ESE of Junlian, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.6715° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.1162° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ESE of Junlian, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-15 11:29:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 07:34:07 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 259 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 4.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us10007wg1 Id of event.
Event Code 10007wg1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wg1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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