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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 107 km north of Aral, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:11 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 107 km north of Aral, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:11 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 107 km north of Aral, Xinjiang, China, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:11 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 May 04:00 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 49 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 17, 2022 03:11:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:11 am (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.47°N / 81.62°E (Aksu Diqu, Xinjiang, China)
Antipode41.47°S / 98.38°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearest volcanoTianshan (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities107 km (67 mi) NNE of Aral (pop: 260,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) WSW of Kucha (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Ciudad de Aksu (pop: 340,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Aykol (Akesu Diqu) (pop: 11,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
237 km (147 mi) SE of Koshkar (Raiymbek District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan) (pop: 311) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
262 km (163 mi) SE of Kegen (Raiymbek District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan) (pop: 9,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
554 km (344 mi) WSW of Urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 21.3°C (70 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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