A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kuqa in China. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:20:42 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 15:20:42 / March 19, 2018 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000d6f0. Event ids that are associated: us1000d6f0. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.04 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 82.7333 East, latitude 41.9896 North, depth = 28.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kuche (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 33 km NNW of Kuqa, China.
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