Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Xigaze, Tibet, China
Mon, 19 Apr 2021, 12:3712:37 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Xigaze, Tibet, China, was reported only 23 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 75 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Monday 19 April 2021 at 8:12 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.3 quake 69 km southeast of Xigaze, Tibet, China, 19 Apr 8:12 pm (GMT +8)
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gyangze (pop. 10,000) located 30 km from the epicenter, and Xigaze (pop. 80,000) 69 km away.
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Date & time: 19 Apr 8:12 pm (GMT +8) local time (19 Apr 2021 12:12 GMT)
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.78°N / 89.34°E (Tibet, China)
Primary data source: EMSC
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