A 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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