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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Luocheng in China

Earthquake location 29.5354S, 103.997WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Luocheng in China on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:58:30 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 103.997 East, latitude 29.5354 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 02:58:30 / January 4, 2021 @ 2:58 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5cl. Unique identifier: us6000d5cl.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Zigong (c. 690 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Neijiang (c. 546 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Leshan (c. 154 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yanjiang (c. 87 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Luocheng (c. 73 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chonglong (c. 58 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neijiang, Yanjiang, Chonglong (min 5000 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km N of Luocheng, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 103.997° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.5354° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km N of Luocheng, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-04 02:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-04 03:16:19 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 385 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 8.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000d5cl Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5cl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5cl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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