A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Shihezi in China on Sunday. Global time and date of event 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 14:17:04 / May 13, 2018 @ 2:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 86.5434° East, 43.8828° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000e44g. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e44g. The temblor was detected at 22:17:04 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ürümqi, Yan’an Beilu, Shihezi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. 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: 61 km SE of Shihezi, China.
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