Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 reported 66 km northwest of Kashgar, China
Mon, 24 May 2021, 15:0115:01 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, was reported 38 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 a very shallow depth of 1 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Monday 24 May 2021 at 10:22 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
4.5 quake 24 May 10:22 pm (GMT +8)
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kashgar (pop. 274,700) located 66 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 24 May 10:22 pm (GMT +8) local time (24 May 2021 14:22 GMT)
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.94°N / 75.52°E (Xinjiang, China)
Primary data source: EMSC
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