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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Xunchang in China

Earthquake location 28.1707S, 104.8738WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Xunchang in China. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:35:19 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.71 km (28 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 14:35:19 / January 18, 2017 @ 2:35 pm. Exact location, longitude 104.8738° East, latitude 28.1707° North, depth = 44.71 km. Event id: us10007ty6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ty6.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km SSE of Xunchang, China. This information 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 104.8738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.1707° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSE of Xunchang, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-18 14:35:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 06:55:22 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 4.55 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us10007ty6 Id of event.
Event Code 10007ty6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ty6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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