A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Shihezi in China. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 86.5553° East, 43.8744° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 22:39:25 / December 7, 2018 @ 10:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000i4m3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i4m3. The temblor was detected at 06:39:25 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ürümqi (c. 3 029 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Shihezi (c. 572 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yan’an Beilu (c. 198 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ürümqi, Shihezi, Yan’an Beilu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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