Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 339 km south of Chotan, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China, on 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 339 km south of Chotan, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China, on 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 339 km south of Chotan, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China, on 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Oct 23:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 5, 2020 23:43:22 UTC
Local time at epicenter6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.12°N / 79.21°E (China)
Antipode34.12°S / 100.79°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoKunlun (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities150 km (93 mi) E of Leh (India) (pop: 37,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Padam (India) (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
339 km (210 mi) S of Chotan (pop: 410,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
354 km (220 mi) S of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
377 km (234 mi) E of Islamabad (India) (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
386 km (240 mi) NNE of Shimla (India) (pop: 173,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
389 km (242 mi) ENE of Pathankot (India) (pop: 174,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
400 km (249 mi) ENE of Udhampur (India) (pop: 80,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
421 km (262 mi) NE of Hoshiarpur (India) (pop: 158,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
431 km (268 mi) ENE of Jammu (India) (pop: 465,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -6°C (21 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, ChinaGFZ
5.233 kmKashmir-xizang Border Region, ChinaEMSC
5.010 km149 Km E of Leh, India, ChinaUSGS
4.910 km142 Km E of Leh, ChinaCEIC
5.116 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, ChinaGeoAu
5.419 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, ChinaBMKG

User reports for this quake (3)

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Karol Bāgh, Central, Delhi (641.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Leh city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leh (India, 152 km W of epicenter) : I fell it (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 6, 2020 06:13
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
351 km S of Chotan, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 6, 2020 06:13
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.8

7 km
335 km S of Chotan, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore

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