A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Aral in China. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.75 km (10 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:03:13 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15.75 km, 81.3058° East, 39.9247° North. Id of earthquake: us20008mz2. Event ids that are associated: us20008mz2. Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 17:03:13 / February 28, 2017 @ 5:03 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aral. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Aral (c. 260 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 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 one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 65 km S of Aral, China.
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