Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 63 km NE of Jiangyou, China

Earthquake location 32.1505S, 105.2089WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Jiangyou in China on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 06:38:08 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 06:38:08 / October 31, 2020 @ 6:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 105.2089 East, latitude 32.1505 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000cav5. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cav5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mianyang, Guangyuan, Jiangyou (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mianyang (c. 264 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guangyuan (c. 213 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jiangyou (c. 127 200 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km NE of Jiangyou, China.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 105.2089° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.1505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km NE 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 2020-10-31 06:38:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-19 06:50:47 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 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 4.119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us7000cav5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cav5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cav5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply