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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 8 km ESE of Xiaojiezi, China

Earthquake location 24.3216S, 102.9407WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Xiaojiezi in China. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:44:26 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 102.9407° East, 24.3216° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000g7al. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g7al. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:44:26 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Longquan, Zhongshu, Majie (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Kunming (c. 3 855 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kaiyuan (c. 198 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Majie (c. 131 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Haikou (c. 112 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lianran (c. 106 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Yuxi (c. 103 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Zhongshu (c. 91 800 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km ESE of Xiaojiezi, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 102.9407° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.3216° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Xiaojiezi, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-12 17:44:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 17:58:34 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 385 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 3.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us1000g7al Id of event.
Event Code 1000g7al An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g7al, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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