A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kuqa in China on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 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 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:42:01 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 08:42:01 / October 21, 2018 @ 8:42 am. Id of earthquake: us1000hf7v. Event ids that are associated: us1000hf7v. Exact location of event, longitude 82.448 East, latitude 41.8165 North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kuche.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 41 km WNW of Kuqa, China.
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