Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, 6.1 km southwest of Aoyitale, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 3:51 am (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, 6.1 km southwest of Aoyitale, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 3:51 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 1 km depth

27 Nov 20:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 40 minutes.
Update Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 20:33
Light 4.6 quake hits near Aykol, China
4.6 quake 28 Nov 3:51 am (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 28 Nov 3:51 am (GMT +8)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in China near Aykol 42 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Saturday 28 November 2020 at 3.51 am local time at a very shallow depth of 1 km. 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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Aykol (pop. 11,300) located 122 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 27 Nov 2020 19:51:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 3:51 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.11°N / 78.7°E (Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) W of Aykol (Akesu Diqu) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) W of Aksu (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSE of Kyzyl-Suu (Jety - Oguz, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) S of Karakol (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) WNW of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NE of Kashgar (pop: 274,700) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NNE of Shache (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SW of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
789 km (490 mi) WSW of Ürümqi (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
3166 km (1967 mi) WNW of Bejing (Beijing) (pop: 11,716,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -3.8°C (25 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from W
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, 6.1 km southwest of Aoyitale, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020 3:51 am (GMT +8)
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