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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 5 km S of Tiandian, China

Earthquake location 30.982S, 113.4582WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tiandian in China on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:36:37 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006r6e. Id of event: us70006r6e. Exact location of earthquake, 113.4582° East, 30.982° 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 event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 10:36:37 / December 26, 2019 @ 10:36 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Wuhan (c. 9 785 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Suizhou (c. 323 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Chengzhong (c. 265 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Xiantao (c. 239 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jingling (c. 224 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Qianjiang (c. 179 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Xiaogan (c. 160 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fengkou, Wuhan, Huangpi (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km S of Tiandian, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 113.4582° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.982° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km S of Tiandian, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-26 10:36:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-26 10:53:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 385 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 8.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us70006r6e Id of event.
Event Code 70006r6e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006r6e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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