A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Kuqa in China. The temblor was reported at 18:11:32 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 83.5216° East, 42.1936° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000ap0r. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ap0r. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 10:11:32 / September 16, 2017 @ 10:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kuche. Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km NE of Kuqa, China.
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