A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Nagqu in China. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.39 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 92.7061 East, latitude 31.0571 North, depth = 29.39 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:40:35 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 02:40:35 / August 11, 2017 @ 2:40 am. Unique identifier: us2000a76m. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a76m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagqu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Nagqu (c. 30 000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km SE of Nagqu, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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