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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Changji in China

Earthquake location 43.7955S, 86.5761WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Changji in China. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/05/18 / 2018-05-04 17:28:46 / May 4, 2018 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 36.8 km, 86.5761° East, 43.7955° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.8 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:28:46 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e212. Unique identifier: us1000e212.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ürümqi, Shihezi, Yan’an Beilu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 71 km (44 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).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 64 km WSW of Changji, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.5761° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.7955° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km WSW of Changji, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-04 17:28:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-31 14:58:57 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 271 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 4.257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us1000e212 Id of event.
Event Code 1000e212 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e212, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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