Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 81 km south of Kashgar, Kashi Diqu, Xinjiang Weiwuerzizhiqu, China, on Saturday, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 81 km south of Kashgar, Kashi Diqu, Xinjiang Weiwuerzizhiqu, China, on Saturday, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 30 km depth

30 Oct 21:05 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 53 minutes.
30 Oct 21:06: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SE.
30 Oct 22:03: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 30.0 km (from 62 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 110 km (69 mi) towards S.
Update Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 21:54
Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 35 km northwest of Kashgar, China early morning
4.6 quake 35 km N of Kashgar, China, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 35 km N of Kashgar, China, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred 1 hour and 41 minutes ago 35 km northwest of Kashgar, China, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 1 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 4.12 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Kashgar (pop. 274,700) at a distance of 35 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 08:12:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.79°N / 75.64°E (China)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (51 mi) SSW of Kashgar (pop: 274,700)
145 km (90 mi) WNW of Shache (pop: 82,500)
161 km (100 mi) ENE of Murghob (Murghab, Tajikistan) (pop: 10,800)
295 km (183 mi) S of Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 52,300)
297 km (185 mi) SE of Uzgen (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 40,400)
421 km (261 mi) WNW of Hotan (pop: 114,000)
508 km (316 mi) SSW of Almaty (Kazakhstan) (pop: 2,000,900)
746 km (464 mi) NE of Kabul (Afghanistan) (pop: 3,043,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 5°C (41 F), humidity: 21%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NW
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.830 km- 69 km SSW of Kashgar, ChinaEMSC
M 4.810 km69 Km SSW of Kashgar, ChinaUSGS
M 4.810 km69 Km SSW of Kashgar, ChinaUSGS

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