A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Shihezi in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gc10. Unique identifier: us1000gc10. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:43:28 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 86.4162 East, latitude 43.8874 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 23:43:28 / August 17, 2018 @ 11:43 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ürümqi, Yan’an Beilu, Shihezi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 55 km SE of Shihezi, China.
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