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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Jiangyou in China

Earthquake location 31.9617S, 104.2961WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Jiangyou in China. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cahl. Id of event: us6000cahl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 04:04:51 / October 21, 2020 @ 4:04 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.91 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 104.2961 East, latitude 31.9617 North, depth = 39.91 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:04:51 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Mianyang (c. 264 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Deyang (c. 152 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Jiangyou (c. 127 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 45 km WNW of Jiangyou, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 104.2961° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9617° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km WNW of Jiangyou, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-21 04:04:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-21 04:24:05 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 400 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 10.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us6000cahl Id of event.
Event Code 6000cahl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cahl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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