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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 175 km northeast of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 17:20 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 175 km northeast of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 17:20 GMT Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 175 km northeast of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 17:20 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 1 km depth

3 Nov 17:49 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 29 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 3, 2018 17:20:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.37°N / 77.67°E (Xinjiang, China)
Antipode40.37°S / 102.33°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities175 km (109 mi) NE of Kashgar (pop: 274,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) SE of Naron (Naryn, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 52,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
220 km (137 mi) N of Shache (pop: 82,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) WSW of Ciudad de Aksu (pop: 340,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
243 km (151 mi) SSW of Karakol (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 70,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
305 km (189 mi) W of Aral (pop: 260,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
378 km (235 mi) SE of Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 900,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
413 km (256 mi) NNW of Chotan (pop: 410,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
475 km (295 mi) SW of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
903 km (561 mi) WSW of Urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Seismic station: Taragai, Kyrgyzstan (TARG/KC network) | Distance from quake: 152 km / 94 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Taragai, Kyrgyzstan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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