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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kashi in China



Earthquake location 38.6645S, 76.151WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Kashi in China on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 08:58:00 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000asd7. Id of event: us1000asd7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.51 km (35 miles). Global time and date of event 15/10/17 / 2017-10-15 00:58:00 / October 15, 2017 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 76.151° East, latitude 38.6645° North, depth = 56.51 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kashi (c. 274 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kashi. Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 88 km S of Kashi, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 76.151° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6645° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km S of Kashi, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-15 00:58:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-09 04:11:45 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 298 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 2.757 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us1000asd7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000asd7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000asd7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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