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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Zhaozhen in China

Earthquake location 30.7492S, 104.5632WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Zhaozhen in China. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mte. Id of event: us60007mte. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 16:05:42 / February 2, 2020 @ 4:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.79 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:05:42 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.79 km, 104.5632° East, 30.7492° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Chengdu (c. 7 415 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mianyang (c. 264 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Deyang (c. 152 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Suining (c. 124 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tianpeng (c. 60 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tongchuan (c. 58 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suining, Mianyang, Yanjiang.

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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 17 km SE of Zhaozhen, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.5632° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SE of Zhaozhen, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-02 16:05:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 16:22:55 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 2.5 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 10.429 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us60007mte Id of event.
Event Code 60007mte An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007mte, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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