Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 106 km northeast of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, 24 April 1955 at 12:59 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 24 Apr 1955 12:59:15 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.289°N / 83.805°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Tianshan (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) NNE of Xinyuan (pop: 300,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Karamay (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) W of Shihezi (pop: 572,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SW of Baijiantan (pop: 93,700) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) E of Huocheng (pop: 360,000) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) W of Changji (pop: 198,800) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NNE of Kucha (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) W of urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NW of Korla (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||15 km||northern Xinjiang, China||USGS|
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