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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Wenping in China



Earthquake location 27.3044S, 103.4285WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Wenping in China on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 11:11:42 / February 8, 2017 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:11:42 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ig7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ig7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 103.4285 East, latitude 27.3044 North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Weining, Zhaotong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Zhaotong (c. 109 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Weining (c. 56 700 pop).

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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NW of Wenping, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 103.4285° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.3044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NW of Wenping, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-08 11:11:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 12:14:19 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 6.09 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us20008ig7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ig7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ig7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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