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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 26 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 at 11:31 am (GMT +8) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 26 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 at 11:31 am (GMT +8) Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 26 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China, on Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 at 11:31 am (GMT +8)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Dec 04:18 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 47 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 10, 2022 03:31:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Dec 10, 2022 at 11:31 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.64°N / 87.99°E (Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, China)
Antipode47.64°S / 92.01°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearby towns and cities26 km (16 mi) SSW of yaltay (pop: 139,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) WNW of Kürti (pop: 10,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
428 km (266 mi) N of Urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -13.7°C (7 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
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 kmNORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINAKNDC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Makanchi, Kazakhstan (MAKZ/IU network) | Distance from quake: 463 km / 288 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
Aug 10, 1931 21:18
92 years ago
7.9

10 km
172km / 107mi177 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 19, 1938 04:13
84 years ago
7.1

10 km
207km / 129mi25 km NW of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Aug 18, 1931 14:21
92 years ago
7.1

10 km
147km / 91mi145 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 14, 1990 12:47
33 years ago
6.6

58 km
219km / 136mi47 km N of Zaysan, East KazakhstanMore
Feb 13, 1933 02:49
90 years ago
6.4

10 km
263km / 163mi272 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 5, 1931 12:19
91 years ago
6.4

10 km
132km / 82mi139 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 3, 1990 09:15
33 years ago
6.2

33 km
229km / 142mi56 km N of Zaysan, East KazakhstanMore
Mar 12, 1996 18:43
27 years ago
5.6

17 km
90km / 56mi66 km N of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 18, 1987 21:58
35 years ago
5.4

33 km
144km / 89mi147 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 3, 1982 04:50
41 years ago
5.4

33 km
192km / 119mi20 km W of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 7, 2003 02:58
20 years ago
5.2

33 km
154km / 96mi56 km SW of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Apr 24, 1986 00:22
37 years ago
5.1

33 km
127km / 79mi123 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 23, 1986 15:17
37 years ago
5.0

33 km
124km / 77mi120 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 20, 1982 11:17
41 years ago
5.0

28 km
111km / 69mi125 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 11, 2003 06:59
20 years ago
4.9

10 km
155km / 96mi55 km SW of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Nov 25, 1998 02:37
24 years ago
4.8

33 km
97km / 60mi92 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Oct 2, 1990 14:45
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
123km / 76mi118 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 8, 2021 01:12
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
137km / 85mi154 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 19, 2013 10:58
10 years ago
4.7

10 km
76km / 47mi75 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 13, 2004 23:57
19 years ago
4.7

10 km
134km / 83mi74 km SW of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Aug 26, 2003 01:32
19 years ago
4.7

10 km
102km / 64mi103 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 1, 2022 10:35
35 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
53km / 33mi40 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 24, 2022 10:34
49 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
92km / 57mi87 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 21, 2021 02:11
1 year 46 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
70km / 44mi76 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 15, 2005 12:41
18 years ago
4.6

7.9 km
110km / 69mi101 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 1, 1988 01:27
35 years ago
4.6

10 km
125km / 78mi119 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 5, 2022 21:33
21 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
30km / 19mi38 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 18, 2006 02:56
16 years ago
4.5

8.4 km
91km / 57miBayan-Ölgiy Aymag, Mongolia, 66 km NE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 24, 2022 03:16
10 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
82km / 51mi70 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 21, 2022 07:53
37 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
81km / 50mi79 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 30, 2021 21:58
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
114km / 71mi99 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 5, 2021 07:45
1 year 21 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
99km / 62mi100 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 19, 2021 04:41
1 year 24 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
137km / 85mi154 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 3, 2021 19:47
1 year 52 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
101km / 63mi77 km N of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 1, 2007 17:02
15 years ago
4.4

41 km
102km / 63mi95 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 9, 1984 16:44
38 years ago
4.4

33 km
52km / 32mi76 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 7, 2022 22:51
8 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
32km / 20mi12 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 23, 2022 07:57
10 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
171km / 106mi27 km E of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 3, 2022 17:01
13 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
129km / 80mi30 km S of Kürti, Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 24, 2022 00:30
32 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
70km / 44mi76 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 23, 2021 05:52
1 year 19 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
108km / 67mi92 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 2, 2021 06:30
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
106km / 66mi131 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 1, 2021 14:18
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
97km / 60miBayan-Ölgiy Aymag, 71 km N of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 23, 2021 14:54
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
67km / 41mi81 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 3, 2021 13:11
1 year 48 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
117km / 73mi133 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 19, 2022 22:32
11 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
34km / 21mi11 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 6, 2022 23:48
13 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
94km / 58mi71 km NE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 18, 2022 07:21
37 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
148km / 92mi47 km NE of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 4, 2022 15:31
52 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
129km / 80mi111 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 18, 2021 07:03
1 year 20 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
46km / 29mi67 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 14, 2021 04:43
1 year 20 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
112km / 70mi130 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 16, 2021 07:34
1 year 24 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
41km / 25mi41 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 19, 2021 10:54
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
121km / 75mi132 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 17, 2021 07:12
1 year 42 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
171km / 106mi27 km E of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 19, 2022 10:22
11 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
130km / 81mi80 km SW of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Nov 15, 2022 07:28
11 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
70km / 43mi75 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 24, 2022 15:35
28 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
59km / 37mi38 km N of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 6, 2022 11:28
30 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
141km / 87mi149 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 6, 2022 20:12
39 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
87km / 54mi61 km NE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 9, 2021 02:39
1 year 8 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
22km / 14mi26 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 8, 2021 08:47
1 year 12 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
105km / 66mi91 km NE of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 4, 2021 09:15
1 year 13 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
112km / 70mi87 km NE of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 24, 2021 11:57
1 year 23 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
91km / 56mi116 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 31, 2012 09:12
10 years ago
4.1

10 km
150km / 93mi50 km E of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 27, 2012 01:12
11 years ago
4.1

10 km
53km / 33mi64 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 23, 2011 03:34
12 years ago
4.1

10 km
122km / 76mi130 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 22, 2004 18:52
19 years ago
4.1

10 km
133km / 83mi74 km SW of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Sep 15, 2003 20:38
19 years ago
4.1

20 km
116km / 72mi121 km W of Ölgii, Ulgii, Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jul 16, 2022 20:07
29 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
87km / 54mi108 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 6, 2022 10:32
30 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
115km / 71miKazakhstan, 128 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 14, 2019 09:48
4 years ago
3.9

15 km
99km / 61mi116 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 9, 2022 07:24
8 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
74km / 46mi99 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 21, 2021 07:23
1 year 24 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
94km / 58mi69 km N of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 24, 2013 18:25
10 years ago
3.8

13 km
94km / 58mi96 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 26, 2005 16:51
18 years ago
3.8

20 km
98km / 61mi91 km E of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 19, 2022 21:48
11 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
90km / 56mi69 km N of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 4, 2022 12:49
30 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
50km / 31mi69 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 23, 2022 06:26
49 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
44km / 28mi68 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 21, 2021 12:07
1 year 32 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
78km / 49mi101 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 15, 2021 20:02
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
79km / 49mi100 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
May 10, 2021 09:25
1 year 38 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
120km / 74mi77 km NE of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 23, 2022 01:25
45 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
76km / 47mi97 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 17, 2021 08:05
1 year 24 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
70km / 44mi76 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 18, 2021 17:56
1 year 46 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
82km / 51mi73 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 11, 2016 09:22
6 years ago
3.6

5 km
39km / 24mi64 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 1, 2022 16:53
26 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
31km / 19mi56 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 13, 2021 17:02
1 year 7 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
76km / 47mi68 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Aug 22, 2021 06:36
1 year 23 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
62km / 39mi81 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 2, 2022 17:25
9 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
99km / 62mi47 km SW of Kürti, Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Nov 5, 2022 22:22
13 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
70km / 44mi88 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jun 21, 2022 06:41
32 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
21km / 13mi35 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 2, 2021 17:19
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
36km / 22mi59 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 14, 2021 02:23
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
30km / 19mi36 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Sep 17, 2021 10:30
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
117km / 73mi133 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 25, 2021 12:24
1 year 27 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
75km / 47mi93 km S of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Dec 9, 2022 00:16
8 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
82km / 51mi73 km NW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Mar 6, 2021 18:41
1 year 48 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
97km / 60mi117 km SW of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Feb 4, 2021 21:07
1 year 52 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
60km / 38mi69 km SE of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Jul 16, 2022 09:25
29 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
107km / 67mi3.8 km NW of Kürti, Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
Apr 15, 2021 07:55
1 year 42 weeks ago
1.9

10 km
26km / 16mi8.8 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, ChinaMore
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