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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Pubu in China

Earthquake location 33.5822S, 88.9822WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 218 km NNW of Pubu, China (135 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 16:08:14 / May 24, 2017 @ 4:08 pm. Unique identifier: us10008wni. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008wni. The temblor was detected at 00:08:14 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 88.9822 East, latitude 33.5822 North, depth = 36.76 km. 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 36.76 km (23 miles).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 218 km NNW of Pubu, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 88.9822° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.5822° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 218km NNW of Pubu, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-24 16:08:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 23:01:07 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 271 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 4.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us10008wni Id of event.
Event Code 10008wni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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