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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 79 km east of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 8:51 am (GMT +6) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 79 km east of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 8:51 am (GMT +6) Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 79 km east of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 8:51 am (GMT +6)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Dec 04:06 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 14 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 4, 2022 02:51:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 8:51 am (GMT +6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude45.44°N / 80.93°E (Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan)
Antipode45.44°S / 99.07°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearby towns and cities79 km (49 mi) E of Сарканд (Алматинская Область) (pop: 76,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) NW of Bole (Xinjiang, China) (pop: 235,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
206 km (128 mi) ENE of Taldykorgan (pop: 116,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
947 km (589 mi) SE of Astana (Nur-Sultan) (pop: 345,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.910 kmKAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REGIONKNDC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Makanchi, Kazakhstan (MAKZ/IU network) | Distance from quake: 172 km / 107 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Makanchi, Kazakhstan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Mar 9, 1944 22:12
79 years ago
7.1

10 km
336km / 209mi54 km E of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 8, 2017 23:27
5 years ago
6.5

10 km
189km / 118mi113 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 21, 1958 05:46
64 years ago
6.4

20 km
94km / 58mi61 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 19, 1962 18:26
60 years ago
6.3

33 km
99km / 61mi88 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 24, 1955 12:59
68 years ago
6.3

15 km
260km / 162mi106 km NE of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 30, 1959 11:13
63 years ago
6.0

35 km
108km / 67mi50 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 1, 2021 07:27
1 year 52 weeks ago
5.9

10 km
124km / 77mi96 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jan 23, 2021 19:38
2 years ago
5.7

10 km
107km / 66mi18 km NW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 8, 2017 23:44
5 years ago
5.7

10 km
197km / 122mi101 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 30, 1963 04:46
59 years ago
5.6

15 km
101km / 63mi109 km NW of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 16, 2018 02:10
4 years ago
5.5

10 km
188km / 117mi104 km NW of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 27, 2004 09:23
18 years ago
5.3

18 km
72km / 45mi41 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jan 20, 2021 06:28
2 years ago
5.2

10 km
122km / 76mi55 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 8, 2017 23:39
5 years ago
5.2

40 km
189km / 117mi110 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 10, 2000 12:55
22 years ago
5.2

33 km
140km / 87mi44 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 3, 2021 08:25
1 year 43 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
123km / 77miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 19, 2021 10:25
1 year 40 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
112km / 70miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jul 13, 2020 01:28
3 years ago
5.0

15 km
114km / 71mi41 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 25, 2018 12:23
4 years ago
5.0

10 km
95km / 59mi91 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 13, 2022 10:06
11 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
115km / 72miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 14, 2022 07:34
15 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
72km / 45miKazakhstan, 37 km NW of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 1, 2022 10:06
21 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
95km / 59miKazakhstan, 22 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 1, 2022 11:17
26 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
115km / 72miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 26, 2022 06:27
27 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
123km / 77miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 28, 2022 11:41
35 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
107km / 67miKazakhstan, 89 km N of Yining, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 5, 2022 08:32
38 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
63km / 39miXinjiang, 121 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 3, 2022 10:35
38 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
112km / 70miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 26, 2022 10:47
39 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
115km / 72miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Mar 20, 2022 06:23
45 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
115km / 72miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 4, 2021 09:25
1 year 12 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
115km / 72miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 1, 2021 07:55
1 year 13 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
112km / 70miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 5, 2021 05:42
1 year 25 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
112km / 70miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jul 30, 2021 07:32
1 year 26 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
121km / 75miXinjiang, 50 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jun 11, 2021 10:03
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
104km / 64miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Feb 20, 2003 04:09
20 years ago
4.9

10 km
110km / 69mi53 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 23, 1975 05:12
48 years ago
4.9

33 km
118km / 73miEast Kazakhstan, 53 km SE of Ülken Araltöbe Aralyq Island, KazakhstanMore
Nov 24, 2022 03:44
9 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
115km / 72miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 16, 2022 03:43
10 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
115km / 72miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 17, 2022 20:48
15 weeks ago
4.8

14 km
10km / 7mi87 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 13, 2022 08:09
15 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
64km / 40miKazakhstan, 47 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 9, 2022 10:05
20 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
95km / 59miKazakhstan, 22 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 9, 2022 03:35
20 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
112km / 70miKazakhstan, 6 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 4, 2022 03:58
21 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
95km / 59mi22 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 24, 2022 04:20
22 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
115km / 72miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 17, 2022 12:07
28 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
81km / 50miKazakhstan, 45 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 16, 2022 05:55
28 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
104km / 64miKazakhstan, 12 km SW of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 11, 2021 09:37
1 year 11 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
81km / 50mi20 km S of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 7, 2021 07:28
1 year 12 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
123km / 77miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Sep 27, 2021 04:47
1 year 18 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
88km / 54mi89 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 7, 2021 13:59
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
52km / 33mi145 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 5, 2021 11:05
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
112km / 70miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 8, 2021 09:11
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
123km / 77miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 24, 2021 09:06
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
132km / 82miXinjiang, 59 km S of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 15, 2021 08:11
1 year 41 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
115km / 72miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 10, 2020 01:14
3 years ago
4.8

6 km
150km / 93mi45 km NE of Ülken Araltöbe Aralyq Island, KazakhstanMore
Sep 28, 1995 08:32
27 years ago
4.8

23 km
113km / 70mi47 km N of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 26, 2021 11:34
1 year 13 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
102km / 64miXinjiang, 70 km NE of Панфилов, KazakhstanMore
Jul 27, 2021 06:52
1 year 26 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
104km / 64miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jun 22, 2021 10:47
1 year 31 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
112km / 70mi70 km N of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jun 5, 2021 06:17
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
68km / 42miXinjiang, 94 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 26, 2021 16:24
1 year 39 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
118km / 73mi10.4 km NW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 4, 2013 01:14
9 years ago
4.7

39 km
126km / 78mi65 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 22, 2007 07:23
15 years ago
4.7

37 km
104km / 65mi62 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 25, 2004 13:54
18 years ago
4.7

22 km
32km / 20miXinjiang, China, 99 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 20, 2004 17:39
18 years ago
4.7

72 km
119km / 74mi97 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 1, 2003 13:27
20 years ago
4.7

33 km
22km / 13miXinjiang, China, 91 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 19, 1980 10:52
42 years ago
4.7

25 km
175km / 109mi55 km W of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Mar 23, 1978 21:13
45 years ago
4.7

33 km
161km / 100mi95 km SE of Taldykorgan, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 25, 2021 05:35
1 year 5 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
126km / 78mi47 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 9, 2021 00:08
1 year 11 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
158km / 98miXinjiang, 91 km S of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 17, 2019 12:06
3 years ago
4.6

10 km
67km / 42mi91 km NW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 4, 2019 12:31
3 years ago
4.6

2 km
136km / 84mi50 km E of Tekeli, Eskeldi District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 18, 2017 09:19
5 years ago
4.6

2 km
146km / 91mi121 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 10, 2017 00:10
5 years ago
4.6

1 km
166km / 103mi124 km NE of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 9, 2014 13:34
9 years ago
4.6

10 km
65km / 40mi90 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jan 15, 2009 00:08
14 years ago
4.6

29 km
32km / 20mi88 km NE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 16, 2007 13:28
15 years ago
4.6

47 km
131km / 81mi56 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 30, 2006 02:46
16 years ago
4.6

35 km
113km / 70mi51 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 2, 1991 09:34
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
110km / 69mi53 km NW of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 8, 1989 00:03
34 years ago
4.6

33 km
115km / 72miXinjiang, China, 70 km S of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jul 21, 1986 22:41
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
142km / 88mi97 km SE of Taldykorgan, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 19, 2019 13:14
3 years ago
4.5

16 km
97km / 60mi42 km S of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 21, 2018 13:07
5 years ago
4.5

10 km
135km / 84mi32 km NE of Ülken Araltöbe Aralyq Island, KazakhstanMore
Feb 22, 2016 13:39
7 years ago
4.5

10 km
87km / 54mi88 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 6, 2012 07:26
11 years ago
4.5

42 km
147km / 91mi22 km NW of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 30, 2008 15:36
15 years ago
4.5

10 km
41km / 25miXinjiang, China, 73 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Mar 25, 1988 02:07
35 years ago
4.5

33 km
132km / 82mi68 km NW of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 19, 2019 08:50
3 years ago
4.4

1 km
68km / 42mi133 km NE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 17, 2019 13:17
3 years ago
4.4

10 km
62km / 38mi132 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 26, 2019 22:30
3 years ago
4.4

1 km
126km / 78mi55 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 6, 2018 07:06
5 years ago
4.4

15 km
82km / 51mi7.9 km S of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 24, 2014 09:10
8 years ago
4.4

11 km
133km / 83mi160 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 15, 2011 01:50
11 years ago
4.4

42 km
143km / 89mi28 km NW of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 12, 2006 04:54
16 years ago
4.4

10 km
147km / 91mi57 km NW of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jul 31, 2003 23:25
20 years ago
4.4

10 km
105km / 66miXinjiang, China, 68 km S of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 8, 2001 00:34
22 years ago
4.4

33 km
117km / 73mi90 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 20, 2020 11:28
2 years ago
4.3

8 km
136km / 85miXinjiang, 33 km S of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Feb 17, 2020 01:52
3 years ago
4.3

6 km
151km / 94mi33 km E of Lepsy, Sarkand District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 13, 2019 12:29
3 years ago
4.3

2 km
70km / 43mi135 km NE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 11, 2014 20:09
8 years ago
4.3

20 km
45km / 28miXinjiang, China, 70 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
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