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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Yanling in China

Earthquake location 29.4693S, 104.6284WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yanling in China. Id of earthquake: us70005dbp. Event ids that are associated: us70005dbp. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:36:22 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 104.6284° East, latitude 29.4693° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/19 / 2019-09-08 02:36:22 / September 8, 2019 @ 2:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). 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 Leshan, Yibin, Yanjiang.

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 7 km SSW of Yanling, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.6284° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.4693° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSW 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 2019-09-08 02:36:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-08 03:05:35 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 8.135 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us70005dbp Id of event.
Event Code 70005dbp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005dbp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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