Mag. 4.1 earthquake - 66 km southwest of Kashgar, Kashi Diqu, Xinjiang Weiwuerzizhiqu, China, on Saturday, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 66 km southwest of Kashgar, Kashi Diqu, Xinjiang Weiwuerzizhiqu, China, on Saturday, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Oct 22:05 UTC: First to report: CEIC after 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Update Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 22:06
Light magnitude 4.1 quake hits 66 km southwest of Kashgar, China early morning
4.1 quake 66 km SW of Kashgar, China, 31 Oct 4:12 am (GMT +8)
4.1 quake 66 km SW of Kashgar, China, 31 Oct 4:12 am (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported early morning near the city of Kashgar, China.
According to CEIC, the quake hit on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 4.12 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Kashgar (pop. 274,700) at a distance of 66 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 08:12:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 4.12 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.94°N / 75.65°E (China)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Kashgar (pop: 274,700)
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Shache (pop: 82,500)
170 km (105 mi) ENE of Murghob (Murghab, Tajikistan) (pop: 10,800)
278 km (173 mi) S of Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 52,300)
286 km (178 mi) SE of Uzgen (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 40,400)
329 km (205 mi) NW of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000)
427 km (265 mi) WNW of Hotan (pop: 114,000)
466 km (290 mi) WSW of Aksu (pop: 340,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Snow -4.5°C (24 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: CEIC
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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 4.110 km66 Km SSW of Kashgar, ChinaCEIC
M 4.110 km新疆克孜勒苏州阿克陶县, ChinaCEIC
M 4.110 km新疆克孜勒苏州阿克陶县, ChinaCEIC

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