Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 355 km southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:27 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 355 km southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:27 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Jan 23:30 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 2 minutes.
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Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 22:27:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:27 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.28°N / 91.44°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearest volcano: Turfan (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Kumul (pop: 137,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) ESE of Turpan (pop: 254,900) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) ESE of Ürümqi (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) ESE of Changji (pop: 198,800) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) E of Sishilichengzi (Bayinguoleng Mengguzizhizhou) (pop: 8,720) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) E of Baluntaicun (Bayinguoleng Mengguzizhizhou) (pop: 5,300) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) E of Korla (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) ESE of Shihezi (pop: 572,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2101 km (1305 mi) WNW of Bejing (Beijing) (pop: 11,716,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 kmNORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINAKNDC

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1364.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 355 km southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:27 am (GMT +8)
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