Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 43 km east of Shache, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 3:05 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 43 km east of Shache, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 3:05 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 May 07:13 UTC: First to report: NCS after 7 minutes.
Update Tue, 4 May 2021, 07:18
Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 43 km southeast of Shache, China early afternoon
5.1 quake 4 May 3:05 pm (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 4 May 3:05 pm (GMT +8)
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in China near Shache, Kashgar, Xinjiang, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 3:05 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Shache (pop. 82,500) located 43 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 May 2021 07:05:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 3:05 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.3279°N / 77.7248°E (Xinjiang, China)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) ESE of Shache (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Kashgar (pop: 274,700) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NW of Hotan (pop: 114,000) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SSE of Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (240 mi) SW of Aksu (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SW of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) ESE of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (309 mi) SE of Jalal-Abad (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 75,700) --> See nearby quakes!
582 km (362 mi) NE of Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir, Pakistan) (pop: 725,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 25.9°C (79 F), humidity: 6%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.110 km443km NNE of Kargil, Laddakh, India, ChinaNCS

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