Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 35 km northwest of Kashgar, China early morning
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 21:5421:54 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred 1 hour and 41 minutes ago 35 km northwest of Kashgar, China, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.6 quake 35 km N of Kashgar, China, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 1 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 4.12 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Kashgar (pop. 274,700) at a distance of 35 km with weak shaking.
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Date & time: Fri, 30 Oct 20:12 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.79°N / 75.64°E
Primary data source: EMSC