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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Southern Xinjiang, China on Sunday, 19 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Southern Xinjiang, China on Sunday, 19 January 2020
19 Jan 13:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jan 19 13:36: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Date & time: Sunday, 19 January 2020 13:27 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.8°N / 77.1°E (China)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NE of Kashgar (pop: 274,700)
154 km (96 mi) N of Shache (pop: 82,500)
188 km (117 mi) SE of At-Bashi (pop: 15,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 19 Jan 13:27 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaGFZ
Sun, 19 Jan 13:27 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaEMSC
Sun, 19 Jan 13:27 UTCM 6.4 / 16 km新疆喀什地区伽师县 (China)CEIC
Sun, 19 Jan 13:27 UTCM 5.7 / 5 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaGeoAu
Sun, 19 Jan 13:28 UTCM 6.0 / 21 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaBMKG
Sun, 19 Jan 13:27 UTCM 6.0 / 6.3 km86km ENE of Arzak, ChinaUSGS
Sun, 19 Jan 13:28 UTCM 6.0 / 10.2 kmSouthern Xinjiang, China [Land: China]INGV

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Almaty City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Top floor of apartment block light oscillating or swaying, could see and feel movement
Алматы (385.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Живу на 14 этаже, прикольно потрясло! (reported through our app)
Almaty / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light horizontal shaking, wasn´t sure about it until I checked the site. 5th floor Almaty
Almaty / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Almaty (381.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Almaty, Kazakhstan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Немного качало, 8 этаж. (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 773 km SW of epicenter) : Felt a earthquake in Islamabad as well. With China we felt it too (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Не до смеха было! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : 9-этаж, нас качало короткими амплитудами (reported through EMSC)
(Hong Kong, 4000 km SE of epicenter) : Hell (reported through EMSC)
Zhambil audani (Kazakhstan, 591 km NW of epicenter) : Качались подвесы на люстре (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 393 km NW of epicenter) : М-он Кемел, 1 этаж. Качалась люстра. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Ощутили зт. Балла 3-4 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : качало стекла в серванте (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 377 km NW of epicenter) : Качало на 17 этаже страшно((( (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : little shake (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 376 km NW of epicenter) : поплавали на волнах... (reported through EMSC)
Jezkazgan (Kazakhstan, 1163 km NW of epicenter) : Баллов 4 было (reported through EMSC)
Jezkazgan (Kazakhstan, 1163 km NW of epicenter) : Все треслось минут 5 гдето 5балов (reported through EMSC)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 688 km W of epicenter) : Тресло 13 й этаж (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 686 km W of epicenter) : Я думала, что мне показалось, оказывается, что нет (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 685 km W of epicenter) : Ощущение было не из хороших. (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 685 km W of epicenter) : 13 этаж тресло (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 685 km W of epicenter) : В Ташкенте слегка качнуло. Бокалы звенели. (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 683 km W of epicenter) : 9 этаж, ощутили сидя на кровати (reported through EMSC)
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan, 399 km NW of epicenter) : You could feel the quake and see hanging objects moving (reported through EMSC)
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan, 399 km NW of epicenter) : Definetely was felt on 10th floor (reported through EMSC)
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan, 397 km NW of epicenter) : You could feel the quake and see hanging objects moving (reported through EMSC)
Talgar audani (Kazakhstan, 395 km N of epicenter) : Earthquake. Maybe 3-3.5 (reported through EMSC)
Talgar audani (Kazakhstan, 394 km NW of epicenter) : Алматы, горизонтальные толчки, плавная раскачка (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 391 km NW of epicenter) : Достаточно ощутимые несколько толчков. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 391 km NW of epicenter) : Закружилась голова, люстра раскачивалась. По ощущениям 3 балла (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 391 km NW of epicenter) : Две волны, хорошо покачало (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 391 km NW of epicenter) : Долго люстры качались (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 388 km NW of epicenter) : Легкие плавные покачивания, на первом этаже в частном доме, в 19:30 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 387 km NW of epicenter) : Не приятно было. На 4 этаже качало не хило (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 386 km NW of epicenter) : Вешалки в шкафу закачались (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 385 km NW of epicenter) : Алматы, на перекрёстке стояли, машину значительно качало из стороны в сторону (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 385 km NW of epicenter) : 4 раза тряхануло (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 383 km NW of epicenter) : В Алматы чувствовалось (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 383 km NW of epicenter) : Ронмально так (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 382 km NW of epicenter) : 3 балла (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 381 km NW of epicenter) : Плавно качало из стороны в сторону (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 381 km NW of epicenter) : Едва ощутимо (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 380 km NW of epicenter) : Люстра покачалась. 4 этаж. Парк панфиловцев (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 380 km NW of epicenter) : Almaty (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 380 km NW of epicenter) : Три четыре толчка... (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 380 km NW of epicenter) : На это раз сильнее (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 380 km NW of epicenter) : Почувствовали, люстра шаталась. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 380 km NW of epicenter) : Мощно покачало (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : felt stronger than yesterday (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Тряхнуло на 3 этаже, качало люстру (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Качало (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : На первом этаже очень хорошо чувствовалось. Люстра сильно качалась. Толчков было несколько. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Не продолжительно 3-4 секунды (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Very slight shaking, barely perceptible. Lights swinging (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Just felt earthquake. Looks like 3-4. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Lusters were wiggling (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Очень хорошо почувствовал, качалась люстра и трещали рамы в квартире. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Даже в подвале хорошо почувствовалось (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Нормально покачало секунд 15 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Плавно покачало. Толчки горизонтальные. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Слегка качнуло, как на лодке по волне. 4-й этаж, мрн. айнабулак. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : chandeliers staggered, did not feel strong shocks (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : С Запада на Восток трясло. Ощутимо, балла 3.5-4 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Шатало (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Укачало, как морская болезнь было ощущение.Затылок сдавило. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : No noic.No panic.No pets' panic (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : 桌上的花在摇摆 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Качание было (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Толчок ощутился! Зашатался шкаф! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Алмата, не выходим на мороз.Ждем еще толчков.В 19:30 где-то качнуло.5 этаж, лампочка качалась. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Bruh (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Голова у многих закружилась (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Я ощущал землятресения (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : 16th Floor and could really feel the shake. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Покачало (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : 5 этаж. Качалась люстра. Балла 3-4 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Strong single horizontal wave (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : i felt it (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Не сильно вешалки в шкафу качались (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : В Алмате ощущалась земляьресение! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Ничего не почувствовала (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : 12-й этаж, качались светильники (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Хорошо болтануло! Сильнее чем пару дней назад! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Алматы (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Kazakhstan, Almaty slighted sealing lamp movement (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Нехило качнуло (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Качки горизонтальные, ощущалось очень хорошо (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Almaty, 10-12 min ago (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Scary! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : На первом этаже тряхнуло хорошо и люстры ходуном ходили (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Покачало на 9 этаже (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Жутко тряхануло Алмату (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : По ощутимости 3 балла горизонтальные толчки (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : One of the biggest I've felt in 5 years (reported through EMSC)
Qarasay audani (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : 8 этаж, как в лодке (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : на 9 этаже сильно шатало (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Как на волнах (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Почувствовали толчки (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Люстра и цветы качались хорошо так (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Не почуствовали, но люстра закачалась (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 377 km NW of epicenter) : 16th floor felt like we were on a rocking boat (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 377 km NW of epicenter) : 16th floor. Lampshade rocked and felt swaying of the building for around 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 377 km NW of epicenter) : На 8 этаже закачалась люстра (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 377 km NW of epicenter) : Сидели в кино - плыли (reported through EMSC)
Osh (Kyrgyzstan, 377 km W of epicenter) : Кыргызстан. Г. Ош. 4 этаж. Звякнула посуда в серванте. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 377 km NW of epicenter) : Нурлы Тау, ощутил толчок. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 376 km NW of epicenter) : 14 этаж. Люстры качались. Поварежки гремели (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 376 km NW of epicenter) : Качнуло один раз, 9й этаж (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 376 km NW of epicenter) : Раскачивание секунд 15-20 (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 376 km NW of epicenter) : Tremor (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 376 km NW of epicenter) : Kazakhstan Almaty (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 375 km NW of epicenter) : Нормально так качнуло! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 375 km NW of epicenter) : Неслабо в Алматы тряхонуло (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Алматы, чувствительно трясло!!! Люстры качало. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : В частном доме было заметно (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Было боковое движение. Ощутимо (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Almaty 3balla (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Ощутимый горизонтальный толчок, зашатались люстры. (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Горизонтальное качение, как на лодке (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : 25 этаж, сильно качнуло. Давно так не трясло!!! (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Ощутили землетрясение несколько чувствительных колебании ... (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 374 km NW of epicenter) : На 10 этаже очень даже чувствовалось (reported through EMSC)
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 370 km NW of epicenter) : Slight shake (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake: Southern Xinjiang, China, 19 Jan 2020 13h27

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes):
  • 07 Mar 2020 01:00 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2020 01:00 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2020 01:00 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 24 Feb 2020 01:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
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    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Feb 2020 01:47 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 21 Feb 2020 15:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Jan 2020 05:51 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
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    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 31 Jan 2020 05:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
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    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 29 Jan 2020 10:13 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
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    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2020 19:49 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 24 Jan 2020 22:44 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 21 Jan 2020 14:47 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Jan 2020 14:47 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
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    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 20 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 20 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2020 07:33 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
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    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Southern Xinjiang, China on Sunday, 19 January 2020

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