Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - 106 km east of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Wednesday, 23 February 1949 at 16:08 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 23 Feb 1949 16:08:11 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.865°N / 84.191°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Tianshan (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) E of Kucha (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) W of Korla (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSE of Xinyuan (pop: 300,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) ENE of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) SSW of Shihezi (pop: 572,800) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (207 mi) SE of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) ENE of Aksu (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SW of Changji (pop: 198,800) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) SW of urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SE of Huocheng (pop: 360,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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