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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Zhaxi in China

Earthquake location 28.0901S, 104.9566WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Zhaxi in China on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009mr9. Id of event: us20009mr9. The temblor was reported at 21:17:45 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 104.9566° East, latitude 28.0901° North, depth = 30.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 13:17:45 / June 9, 2017 @ 1:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.39 km (19 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bijie, Yibin, Xunchang (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bijie (c. 77 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km N of Zhaxi, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.9566° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.0901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km N of Zhaxi, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-09 13:17:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 10:22:04 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 326 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 4.526 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us20009mr9 Id of event.
Event Code 20009mr9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mr9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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