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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Yanling in China

Earthquake location 29.4476S, 104.6944WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Yanling in China on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 104.6944° East, latitude 29.4476° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:33:24 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 13:33:24 / February 16, 2020 @ 1:33 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70007u86. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u86. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Leshan, Yibin, Yanjiang (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 9 km SSE of Yanling, China.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.6944° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.4476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE 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 2020-02-16 13:33:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-23 19:46:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 271 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 4.25 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us70007u86 Id of event.
Event Code 70007u86 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007u86, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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