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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Neijiang in China

Earthquake location 29.6392S, 104.9456WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Neijiang in China. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 00:14:07 / December 18, 2019 @ 12:14 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:07 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60006sxj. Event ids that are associated: us60006sxj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 104.9456 East, latitude 29.6392 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yongchuan (c. 94 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yibin, Yongchuan, Luocheng (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km WNW of Neijiang, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.9456° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.6392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WNW of Neijiang, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-18 00:14:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 00:30:20 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 416 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 9.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us60006sxj Id of event.
Event Code 60006sxj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006sxj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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