Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 279 km east of Hotan, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 4:17 pm (GMT +8) -
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
24 Jan 09:24 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 08:17:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 4:17 pm (GMT +8)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.94°N / 83.07°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearby towns and cities:
279 km (173 mi) E of Hotan (pop: 114,000) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (238 mi) E of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) SSE of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (319 mi) SSE of Aykol (Akesu Diqu) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
854 km (531 mi) SSW of Ürümqi (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||10 km||SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA||KNDC|
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