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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Yilan in China



Earthquake location 46.5586S, 129.6393WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Yilan in China on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cjmz. Id of event: us2000cjmz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/18 / 2018-01-15 09:05:58 / January 15, 2018 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:05:58 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.6393 East, latitude 46.5586 North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Jiamusi (c. 549 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Lianhe (c. 121 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yilan (c. 71 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Huanan (c. 66 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Langxiang (c. 57 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huanan, Langxiang, Lianhe (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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km NNE of Yilan, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.6393° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.5586° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNE of Yilan, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-15 09:05:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-22 14:28:29 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 1.941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us2000cjmz Id of event.
Event Code 2000cjmz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cjmz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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