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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Kuqa in China

Earthquake location 42.1611S, 83.4452WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kuqa in China. Exact location, longitude 83.4452° East, latitude 42.1611° North, depth = 30.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b1zh. Unique identifier: us2000b1zh. The temblor was detected at 01:02:27 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 30.75 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 17:02:27 / September 29, 2017 @ 5:02 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kuche (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km NE of Kuqa, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 83.4452° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.1611° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km NE of Kuqa, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-29 17:02:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-28 21:27:27 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 312 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 3.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us2000b1zh Id of event.
Event Code 2000b1zh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b1zh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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