A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Zhangye in China on Monday. Unique identifier: us70005h0y. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005h0y. The temblor was picked up at 20:48:40 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.83 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/19 / 2019-09-16 12:48:40 / September 16, 2019 @ 12:48 pm. Exact location, longitude 100.242° East, latitude 38.5562° North, depth = 12.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Zhangye (c. 96 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhangye. Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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