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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 2.5 km east of Oytograk, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 6:11 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 2.5 km east of Oytograk, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 6:11 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 2.5 km east of Oytograk, Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 6:11 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Mar 22:29 UTC: First to report: NCS after 18 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 22:11:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 6:11 am (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.84°N / 81.96°E (Hotan Diqu, Xinjiang, China)
Antipode36.84°S / 98.04°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearest volcanoKunlun (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (2 mi) ENE of Oytograk (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) E of Chotan (pop: 410,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
910 km (565 mi) SSW of Urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 11.4°C (53 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
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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3.910 kmChina: XinjiangNCS

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