A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Urunchi in China on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 13:50:47 / January 20, 2018 @ 1:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:50:47 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 87.4396° East, latitude 43.6855° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us2000clt0. Id of event: us2000clt0.
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yan’an Beilu, Ürümqi (min 5000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SW of Urunchi, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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