Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Xinjiang, 68 km southwest of Druzhba, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm (GMT +8) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
18 May 13:12 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 9 minutes.
|Date & time||May 18, 2022 12:03:19 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm (GMT +8)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||44.74°N / 82.01°E (Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan)|
|Antipode||44.74°S / 97.99°W|
|Shaking intensity||Moderate shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)|
|Nearby towns and cities||68 km (42 mi) SSW of Druzhba (Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 2,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
118 km (74 mi) NE of Huocheng (China) (pop: 360,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) NE of Qapqal (China) (pop: 160,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) ENE of Zharkent (Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (110 mi) NW of Xinyuan (China) (pop: 300,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) ESE of Sarkand (Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 76,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
251 km (156 mi) E of Tekeli (Eskeldi District, Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 26,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
288 km (179 mi) E of Taldykorgan (Almaty Oblysy) (pop: 116,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|4.8||10 km||NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA||KNDC|
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