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Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Kazakhstan, 23 km southwest of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, China, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:54 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Kazakhstan, 23 km southwest of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, China, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:54 pm (GMT +8) Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Kazakhstan, 23 km southwest of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, China, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:54 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 07:18 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2022 05:54:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:54 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.8
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude44.74°N / 81.87°E (Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan)
Antipode44.74°S / 98.13°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (14 mi) SW of Bole (China) (pop: 235,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) SW of Alashankou (China) (pop: 8,530) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (46 mi) SW of Дружба (Alakol District, Алматинская Область) (pop: 2,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Yining (China) (pop: 515,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (68 mi) NE of Huocheng (China) (pop: 360,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) NNE of Qapqal (China) (pop: 160,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) ENE of Панфилов (Panfilov District, Алматинская Область) (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) ESE of Сарканд (Алматинская Область) (pop: 76,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 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
3.810 kmNORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINAKNDC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Makanchi, Kazakhstan (MAKZ/IU network) | Distance from quake: 230 km / 143 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

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
228km / 142mi54 km E of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 9, 1944 22:03
79 years ago
6.9

10 km
262km / 163mi97 km E of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 8, 2017 23:27
5 years ago
6.5

10 km
85km / 53mi113 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 21, 1958 05:46
64 years ago
6.4

20 km
75km / 47mi61 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 29, 2012 21:07
11 years ago
6.3

18 km
269km / 167mi117 km E of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 19, 1962 18:26
60 years ago
6.3

33 km
26km / 16mi88 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 24, 1955 12:59
68 years ago
6.3

15 km
161km / 100mi106 km NE of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jan 28, 2013 16:38
10 years ago
6.0

15 km
295km / 184mi61 km SE of Kegen, Raiymbek District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 1, 2003 01:38
19 years ago
6.0

10 km
231km / 144mi146 km S of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 30, 1959 11:13
63 years ago
6.0

35 km
99km / 61mi50 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 1, 2021 07:27
1 year 52 weeks ago
5.9

10 km
22km / 14mi96 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 2, 1973 23:57
50 years ago
5.8

26 km
151km / 94mi79 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jan 23, 2021 19:38
2 years ago
5.7

10 km
74km / 46mi18 km NW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 8, 2017 23:44
5 years ago
5.7

10 km
90km / 56mi101 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 15, 1959 04:02
64 years ago
5.7

20 km
144km / 90mi98 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 1, 2011 00:21
11 years ago
5.6

28 km
130km / 81mi70 km W of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 30, 1963 04:46
59 years ago
5.6

15 km
148km / 92mi109 km NW of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 30, 1951 16:14
71 years ago
5.6

15 km
135km / 84mi85 km W of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 16, 2018 02:10
4 years ago
5.5

10 km
81km / 50mi104 km NW of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 30, 1951 15:44
71 years ago
5.5

15 km
136km / 85mi86 km E of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 27, 2004 09:23
18 years ago
5.3

18 km
140km / 87mi41 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jan 20, 2021 06:28
2 years ago
5.2

10 km
56km / 35mi55 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 8, 2017 23:39
5 years ago
5.2

40 km
83km / 52mi110 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 10, 2000 12:55
22 years ago
5.2

33 km
70km / 43mi44 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 3, 1974 10:27
48 years ago
5.2

33 km
124km / 77mi66 km E of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 3, 2021 08:25
1 year 43 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
22km / 14miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 23, 2006 11:04
16 years ago
5.1

20 km
143km / 89mi92 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 19, 2021 10:25
1 year 41 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
20km / 12miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jul 13, 2020 01:28
3 years ago
5.0

15 km
90km / 56mi41 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 25, 2018 12:23
4 years ago
5.0

10 km
25km / 15mi91 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 14, 2012 03:21
10 years ago
5.0

27 km
130km / 81mi75 km W of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 14, 2012 03:21
10 years ago
5.0

10 km
130km / 81mi70 km W of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 23, 1984 08:43
38 years ago
5.0

33 km
185km / 115mi55 km S of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 13, 2022 10:06
11 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
11km / 7miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 14, 2022 07:34
16 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
38km / 23miKazakhstan, 37 km NW of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 14, 2022 06:12
16 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
92km / 57miKazakhstan, 83 km SE of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 1, 2022 10:06
22 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
12km / 8miKazakhstan, 22 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 21, 2022 15:34
23 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
73km / 45mi26 km NW of Yining, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 1, 2022 11:17
26 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
11km / 7miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 26, 2022 06:27
27 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
22km / 14miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 5, 2022 21:45
30 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
125km / 77miKazakhstan, 97 km SE of Alashankou, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 28, 2022 11:41
35 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
0km / 0miKazakhstan, 89 km N of Yining, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 5, 2022 08:32
39 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
50km / 31miXinjiang, 121 km SE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 3, 2022 10:35
39 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
20km / 12miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 26, 2022 10:47
40 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
11km / 7miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Mar 20, 2022 06:23
45 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
11km / 7miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 4, 2021 09:25
1 year 13 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
11km / 7miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Nov 1, 2021 07:55
1 year 13 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
20km / 12miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 5, 2021 05:42
1 year 26 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
20km / 12miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jul 30, 2021 07:32
1 year 26 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
30km / 19miXinjiang, 50 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jun 11, 2021 10:03
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
12km / 8miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 14, 2021 06:59
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
85km / 53mi50 km NE of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 25, 2021 11:33
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
83km / 52mi102 km NW of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 17, 2013 05:21
9 years ago
4.9

10 km
151km / 94mi58 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 2, 2013 23:06
10 years ago
4.9

35 km
126km / 78mi68 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 22, 2011 23:11
12 years ago
4.9

25 km
104km / 64mi177 km W of Karamay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2004 21:38
18 years ago
4.9

34 km
131km / 82mi66 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 20, 2003 04:09
20 years ago
4.9

10 km
61km / 38mi53 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 30, 1996 14:05
26 years ago
4.9

33 km
109km / 68mi147 km W of Karamay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 24, 2022 03:44
10 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
11km / 7miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 16, 2022 03:43
11 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
11km / 7miKazakhstan, 18 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 17, 2022 20:48
15 weeks ago
4.8

14 km
109km / 67mi87 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 13, 2022 08:09
16 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
44km / 27miKazakhstan, 47 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 9, 2022 10:05
21 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
12km / 8miKazakhstan, 22 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 9, 2022 03:35
21 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
20km / 12miKazakhstan, 6 km S of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 4, 2022 03:58
21 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
12km / 8mi22 km W of Bole, Bortala Mongol Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 7, 2021 07:28
1 year 12 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
22km / 14miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Sep 27, 2021 04:47
1 year 18 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
34km / 21mi89 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 7, 2021 13:59
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
63km / 39mi145 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 5, 2021 11:05
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
20km / 12miXinjiang, 56 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
May 8, 2021 09:11
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
22km / 14miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 24, 2021 09:06
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
33km / 21miXinjiang, 59 km S of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Apr 15, 2021 08:11
1 year 42 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
11km / 7miXinjiang, 68 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Jan 22, 2015 10:21
8 years ago
4.8

18 km
138km / 86mi67 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 16, 2011 13:44
11 years ago
4.8

37 km
85km / 53mi102 km NW of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jan 17, 2001 01:49
22 years ago
4.8

10 km
141km / 88mi22 km E of Панфилов, Panfilov District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Sep 13, 1990 19:07
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
89km / 55mi58 km E of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 23, 2021 06:46
1 year 6 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
90km / 56miXinjiang, 43 km SE of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Dec 6, 2021 11:12
1 year 8 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
90km / 56miXinjiang, China, 43 km SE of Дружба, KazakhstanMore
Oct 26, 2021 11:34
1 year 14 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
93km / 58miXinjiang, 70 km NE of Панфилов, KazakhstanMore
Oct 25, 2021 22:42
1 year 14 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
143km / 89mi41 km NW of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 27, 2021 11:26
1 year 22 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
55km / 34mi62 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 27, 2021 06:52
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
12km / 8miXinjiang, 63 km SW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 22, 2018 21:37
4 years ago
4.7

10 km
84km / 52mi101 km NW of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 9, 2017 05:22
5 years ago
4.7

10 km
92km / 57mi102 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 9, 2017 00:22
5 years ago
4.7

10 km
86km / 53mi109 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 4, 2013 01:14
10 years ago
4.7

39 km
47km / 29mi65 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 22, 2007 07:23
15 years ago
4.7

37 km
53km / 33mi62 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 25, 2004 13:54
18 years ago
4.7

22 km
77km / 48miXinjiang, China, 99 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 20, 2004 17:39
18 years ago
4.7

72 km
18km / 11mi97 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 1, 2003 13:27
20 years ago
4.7

33 km
86km / 54miXinjiang, China, 91 km E of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Oct 16, 1987 18:30
35 years ago
4.7

56 km
98km / 61mi92 km N of Xinyuan, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 18, 2020 20:55
2 years ago
4.6

15 km
100km / 62mi69 km E of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 17, 2019 12:06
3 years ago
4.6

10 km
120km / 74mi91 km NW of Дружба, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
Aug 18, 2017 09:19
5 years ago
4.6

2 km
39km / 24mi121 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 10, 2017 00:10
5 years ago
4.6

1 km
59km / 37mi124 km NE of Qapqal, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 5, 2014 23:26
8 years ago
4.6

127 km
124km / 77mi132 km W of Karamay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 9, 2014 13:34
9 years ago
4.6

10 km
74km / 46mi90 km N of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 12, 2013 00:46
9 years ago
4.6

12 km
67km / 41mi44 km NE of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jan 15, 2009 00:08
14 years ago
4.6

29 km
132km / 82mi88 km NE of Сарканд, Almaty Oblysy, KazakhstanMore
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