A 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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