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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 84 km ESE of Yilkiqi, China

Earthquake location 37.5988S, 78.0965WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Yilkiqi in China. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 00:25:38 / January 22, 2018 @ 12:25 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.46 km (24 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:25:38 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cea3. Id of event: us1000cea3. Exact location of event, depth 38.46 km, 78.0965° East, 37.5988° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zangguy. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Zangguy (c. 13 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 84 km ESE of Yilkiqi, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 78.0965° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km ESE of Yilkiqi, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-22 00:25:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-05 03:42:31 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 259 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 4.131 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us1000cea3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000cea3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cea3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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