Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 52 km northeast of Aral, Xinjiang, China, on Monday, Sep 27, 2021 12:42 pm (GMT +8) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
27 Sep 05:54 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 11 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Sep 27, 2021 12:42 pm (GMT +8)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.96°N / 81.55°E (Xinjiang, China)
Antipode: 40.96°S / 98.45°W
Nearest volcano: Tianshan (189 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (33 mi) NNE of Aral (pop: 260,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) ESE of Ciudad de Aksu (pop: 340,000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) E of Aykol (Akesu Diqu) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SW of Kucha (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) SSW of Xinyuan (pop: 300,000) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) S of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (217 mi) S of Huocheng (pop: 360,000) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) WSW of Korla (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (325 mi) SW of Shihezi (pop: 572,800) --> See nearby quakes!
589 km (366 mi) WSW of Urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.8||10 km||SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA||KNDC|
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