Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 270 km southeast of Hotan, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, 19 August 2012 at 06:36 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 19 Aug 2012 06:36:19 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.827°N / 82.501°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
270 km (168 mi) ESE of Hotan (pop: 114,000) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) ESE of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
988 km (614 mi) SSW of urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||10 km||Xinjiang-Xizang border region (China)||USGS|
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