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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Magong in China

Earthquake location 32.3196S, 105.0015WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magong in China on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 14:14:36 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 06:14:36 / September 30, 2017 @ 6:14 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ax3v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ax3v. Exact location of earthquake, 105.0015° East, 32.3196° North, depth 10 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Mianyang (c. 264 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guangyuan (c. 213 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Jiangyou (c. 127 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mianyang, Guangyuan, Jiangyou (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 3 km WSW of Magong, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 105.0015° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.3196° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of Magong, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-30 06:14:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-30 06:43:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.39 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 470 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 12.003 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 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 us2000ax3v Id of event.
Event Code 2000ax3v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ax3v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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