A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Kuqa in China on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:32:38 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us700070sc. Ids that are associated to the event: us700070sc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 83.6987° East, 41.2522° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 08:32:38 / January 16, 2020 @ 8:32 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Kuche (c. 68 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kuche (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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 82 km SE of Kuqa, China.
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