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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Yanling in China

Earthquake location 29.5517S, 104.5937WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yanling in China. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 21:38:10 / February 23, 2019 @ 9:38 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 104.5937 East, latitude 29.5517 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jm6f. Id of event: us2000jm6f. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:38:10 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 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 Yibin, Leshan, Yanjiang.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WNW of Yanling, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.5937° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.5517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Yanling, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-23 21:38:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-23 21:57:11 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 369 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 10.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us2000jm6f Id of event.
Event Code 2000jm6f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jm6f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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