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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northern Xinjiang, China on Thursday, 8 December 2016

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Northern Xinjiang, China on Thursday, 8 December 2016

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Northern Xinjiang, China on Thursday, 8 December 2016
Dec 8 05:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Dec 8 05:25: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Dec 8 08:16: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Date & time: Thursday, 8 December 2016 05:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.76°N / 86.33°E (China)
Nearest volcano: Turfan (261 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 8 Dec 2016
Thu, 8 Dec 05:15 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmNORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINAEMSC
Thu, 8 Dec 05:15 UTCM 6.1 / 10.2 kmNorthern Xinjiang, China [Land: China]INGV
Thu, 8 Dec 05:15 UTCM 5.9 / 13.7 km- 57km SSE of Shihezi, ChinaUSGS
Thu, 8 Dec 05:15 UTCM 5.9 / 14 kmSSE of Shihezi, ChinaGeoAu
Thu, 8 Dec 05:15 UTCM 6.2 / 6 km新疆昌吉州呼图壁县CEIC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Almaty (Kazakhstan) (753 km W from epicenter)(no details): Легкая вибрация на 3-ем этаже (via EMSC)
(Kazakhstan) (791 km W from epicenter)(no details): barely noticable motion detected only by quake alarm pendulum. Lasted for 1 minutes (via EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan) (764 km W from epicenter)(no details): Качало слево направо, волнообразно. Несколько толчков (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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