A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Changji in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 86.8155 East, latitude 44.2437 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 10:04:31 / July 3, 2017 @ 10:04 am. Unique identifier: us100096cr. Ids that are associated to the event: us100096cr. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:04:31 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ürümqi, Shihezi, Yan’an Beilu. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km WNW of Changji, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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