Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 102 km northeast of Aksu, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 19:21 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 102 km northeast of Aksu, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 19:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Mar 19:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Mar 22 19:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 22 Mar 2020 19:21:42 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.76°N / 81.23°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Tianshan (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NE of Aksu (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NE of Aykol (Akesu Diqu) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) N of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) W of Kucha (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) S of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ESE of Karakol (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Xinyuan (pop: 300,000) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) S of Huocheng (pop: 360,000) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) SW of Shihezi (pop: 572,800) --> See nearby quakes!
567 km (352 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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.010 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaGFZ
5.110 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaEMSC
4.910 kmsouthern Xinjiang, ChinaUSGS
5.010 km新疆阿克苏地区拜城县 (China)CEIC
4.918 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaGeoAu
5.015 kmSouthern Xinjiang, ChinaBMKG

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