Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 43 km southeast of Shache, China early afternoon
Tue, 4 May 2021, 07:1907:19 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in China near Shache, Kashgar, Xinjiang, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 3:05 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
5.1 quake 4 May 3:05 pm (GMT +8)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Shache (pop. 82,500) located 43 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Date & time: 4 May 2021 3:05 pm (GMT +8) local time (4 May 2021 07:05 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.33°N / 77.72°E (Xinjiang, China)
Primary data source: NCS
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