Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 135 km northeast of Aksu, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 02:46 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 135 km northeast of Aksu, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 02:46 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 16 km depth

5 Dec 02:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Dec 5 09:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 16.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2019 02:46:29 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.7°N / 81.74°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Tianshan (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (61 mi) W of Kucha (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) ENE of Aksu (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NNE of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SSW of Xinyuan (pop: 300,000) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSE of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) SSE of Huocheng (pop: 360,000) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ESE of Karakol (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) W of Korla (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) SW of Shihezi (pop: 572,800) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) WSW of urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.016 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaGFZ
5.130 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaEMSC
4.915 km新疆阿克苏地区拜城县 (China)CEIC
5.125 km100km W of Kuqa, ChinaUSGS
5.510 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Guiltbrook, Derbyshire / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 Dec 2019 20:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details

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