A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Kuqa in China on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000hey4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hey4. The temblor was picked up at 18:47:42 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 10:47:42 / October 20, 2018 @ 10:47 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 82.2971 East, latitude 41.9274 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kuche. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 57 km WNW of Kuqa, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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