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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Yanling in China

Earthquake location 29.4988S, 104.6921WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Yanling in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000705k. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000705k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 104.6921 East, latitude 29.4988 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 01:24:57 / December 30, 2019 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:24:57 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Leshan, Yibin, Yanjiang (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Yanling, China. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.6921° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.4988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE 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 2019-12-30 01:24:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-16 03:13:37 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 298 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 4.241 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 164 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 us7000705k Id of event.
Event Code 7000705k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000705k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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