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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 33 km NNW of Kuqa, China

Earthquake location 41.9896S, 82.7333WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 82.7333° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.9896° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NNW of Kuqa, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-19 15:20:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-19 16:04:39 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 3.257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us1000d6f0 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d6f0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d6f0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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