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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 16 km WNW of Changqing, China

Earthquake location 36.6213S, 116.5638WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Changqing in China on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 116.5638° East, latitude 36.6213° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70007vx1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007vx1. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:18 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 09:07:18 / February 18, 2020 @ 9:07 am.

Nearby country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yanta, Yanggu, Mingshui. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Tai’an (c. 5 499 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jinan (c. 4 336 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Liaocheng (c. 226 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mingshui (c. 114 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Qingnian (c. 110 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Changqing (c. 82 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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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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. 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 WNW of Changqing, China.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 116.5638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6213° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WNW of Changqing, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-18 09:07:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-10 06:22:23 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 298 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 3.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us70007vx1 Id of event.
Event Code 70007vx1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007vx1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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