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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Junlian in China

Earthquake location 28.1536S, 104.849WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Junlian in China. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:52 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.42 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70009mpt. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009mpt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 19:12:52 / May 21, 2020 @ 7:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 104.849° East, 28.1536° North, depth 16.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Yibin (c. 242 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Xunchang (c. 64 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yibin, Xunchang (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km E of Junlian, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.849° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.1536° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km E of Junlian, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-21 19:12:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-21 23:49:27 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 326 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 4.578 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us70009mpt Id of event.
Event Code 70009mpt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009mpt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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