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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Changji in China



Earthquake location 44.2437S, 86.8155WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.8155° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.2437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km WNW of Changji, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-03 10:04:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-03 10:33:15 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 4.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us100096cr Id of event.
Event Code 100096cr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096cr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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