A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km W of Aksu, China (78 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 78.7852 East, latitude 40.958 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hg6r. Id of event: us1000hg6r. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:31:19 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 17:31:19 / October 23, 2018 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 125 km W of Aksu, China.
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