A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Baotou in China. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 02:59:05 / January 23, 2021 @ 2:59 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:59:05 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2lb. Id of event: us7000d2lb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 109.685° East, 40.619° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 12 km (8 miles) from Baotou (c. 1 301 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Dongsheng (c. 99 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Shiguai (c. 70 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Salaqi (c. 64 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dongsheng, Salaqi, Shiguai. Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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