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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Kuqa in China

Earthquake location 41.7265S, 82.419WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kuqa in China. Event id: us1000hf9v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hf9v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.68 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 15:11:16 / October 21, 2018 @ 3:11 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:11:16 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 82.419° East, 41.7265° North, depth 28.68 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kuche (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km W of Kuqa, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 82.419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.7265° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km W of Kuqa, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-21 15:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-21 16:01:51 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 340 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 2.463 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us1000hf9v Id of event.
Event Code 1000hf9v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hf9v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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