Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 254 km southeast of Hotan, Xinjiang, China, on Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:38 (Asia/Kashgar)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake 280 km southeast of Hotan, Xinjiang, China, Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:47 (Asia/Urumqi), which had occurred 2 hours and 51 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 254 km southeast of Hotan, Xinjiang, China, on Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:38 (Asia/Kashgar)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 12 Aug 2012 13:38:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:38 (Asia/Kashgar)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.0886°N / 82.4772°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Kunlun (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
254 km (158 mi) ESE of Hotan (pop: 114,000) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ESE of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) ENE of Leh (Ladakh, India) (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 mi) ESE of Shache (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
635 km (395 mi) NE of Kyelang (Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India) (pop: 14,200) --> See nearby quakes!
648 km (402 mi) NE of Manali (Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India) (pop: 8,340) --> See nearby quakes!
675 km (419 mi) NE of Kulu (Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
962 km (598 mi) SSW of urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.310 km254km ESE of Hotan, ChinaUSGS
4.210 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaGFZ
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