A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Shihezi in China. The temblor was reported at 14:46:36 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/05/18 / 2018-05-04 06:46:36 / May 4, 2018 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dxq3. Unique identifier: us1000dxq3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.97 km (20 miles). Exact location, longitude 86.4475° East, latitude 43.8544° North, depth = 32.97 km.
Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ürümqi, Yan’an Beilu, Shihezi.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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