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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 45 km SSW of Zhangye, China

Earthquake location 38.5562S, 100.242WA 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km SSW of Zhangye, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SSW of Zhangye, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-16 12:48:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-16 13:35:51 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 6.422 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 650 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 10.313 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us70005h0y Id of event.
Event Code 70005h0y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005h0y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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