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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near eastern Sichuan, China

Earthquake location 28.4675S, 104.9742WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, eastern Sichuan, China kilometers (0 miles) from eastern Sichuan, China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 20:20:15 / January 29, 2020 @ 8:20 pm. Event id: us70007kwk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kwk. Exact location, longitude 104.9742° East, latitude 28.4675° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:20:15 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yibin, Xunchang (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.9742° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.4675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place eastern Sichuan, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-29 20:20:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 19:57:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 4.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us70007kwk Id of event.
Event Code 70007kwk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007kwk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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