Light magnitude 4.1 quake hits 66 km southwest of Kashgar, China early morning
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 22:0622:06 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported early morning near the city of Kashgar, China.
4.1 quake 66 km SW of Kashgar, China, 31 Oct 4:12 am (GMT +8)
According to CEIC, the quake hit on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 4.12 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Kashgar (pop. 274,700) at a distance of 66 km with weak shaking.
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Date & time: Fri, 30 Oct 20:12 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.94°N / 75.65°E
Primary data source: CEIC