Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Xizang (China) on Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - information

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 513 km northwest of Dêqên, Tibet, China, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 20:07 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 513 km northwest of Dêqên, Tibet, China, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 20:07 GMT Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 513 km northwest of Dêqên, Tibet, China, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 20:07 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Jul 20:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 22 20:15: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Jul 22 20:37: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 22, 2020 20:07:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.13°N / 86.78°E (Tibet, China)
Antipode33.13°S / 93.22°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities513 km (319 mi) NW of Dêqên (Tibet) (pop: 62,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
564 km (350 mi) NW of Lhassa (Tibet) (pop: 118,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.410 kmXizang (China)GFZ
6.310 kmWestern Xizang (China)EMSC
6.010 kmXizang (China)BMKG
6.610 km西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)CEIC
6.510.2 kmChina [Land]INGV
6.410 kmXizang (China)GeoAu
6.310 kmwestern Xizang (China)USGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (53 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 15, 2020 00:16
1 year 47 weeks ago
3.7

8 km
475 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Sep 14, 2020 10:38
1 year 47 weeks ago
3.1

7 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Aug 17, 2020 11:23
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
514 km NW of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 17, 2020 11:23
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
503 km NW of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 17, 2020 11:23
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.6

7 km
556 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 9, 2020 11:22
1 year 52 weeks ago
3.5

7 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Aug 9, 2020 11:22
1 year 52 weeks ago
3.5

7 km
458 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Aug 4, 2020 02:59
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
561 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 4, 2020 02:59
2 years ago
4.3

10 km
567 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 4, 2020 02:59
2 years ago
4.3

10 km
567 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 31, 2020 11:20
2 years ago
4.5

10 km
563 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 28, 2020 14:38
2 years ago
3.8

6 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 24, 2020 08:06
2 years ago
3.4

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 24, 2020 03:39
2 years ago
3.9

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 15:17
2 years ago
3.5

10 km
489 Km NNW of Rikaze, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 10:50
2 years ago
4.5

10 km
563 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 06:48
2 years ago
3.6

10 km
西藏那曲市尼玛县 (China)More
Jul 23, 2020 01:04
2 years ago
4.1

10 km
470 km NW of Shigatse, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 23, 2020 00:10
2 years ago
4.1

7 km
532 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 22, 2020 22:28
2 years ago
4.5

10 km
571 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 22, 2020 20:14
2 years ago
5.0

10 km
520 km NW of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
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