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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Zhongcheng in China



Earthquake location 28.1907S, 105.0359WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Zhongcheng in China on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 105.0359 East, latitude 28.1907 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:34:59 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008gmf. Unique identifier: us10008gmf. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 10:34:59 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:34 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km SW of Zhongcheng, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 105.0359° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.1907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW of Zhongcheng, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-05 10:34:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 13:08:46 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 284 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 4.415 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us10008gmf Id of event.
Event Code 10008gmf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gmf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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