Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Kazakhstan, 145 km northeast of Aksu, Xinjiang, China, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 10:44 pm (GMT +8) -
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Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Jan 15:54 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 14:44:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 10:44 pm (GMT +8)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.16°N / 81.43°E (Xinjiang, Kazakhstan)
Nearest volcano: Tianshan (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) WNW of Kucha (China) (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NE of Aksu (China) (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SE of Koshkar (Raiymbek District, Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 311) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) N of Aral (China) (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) S of Qapqal (China) (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SW of Xinyuan (China) (pop: 300,000) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SSE of Huocheng (China) (pop: 360,000) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ESE of Almaty (pop: 2,000,900) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SE of Taldykorgan (Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) WSW of urumaci (China) (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.6||10 km||NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA||KNDC|
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