Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 92 km north of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 12:16 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 92 km north of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 12:16 am (GMT +8)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.5 at 51 km depth

14 Feb 16:40 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 23 minutes.
14 Feb 17:17: Magnitude recalculée de 4.8 à 4.5. Profondeur recalculée de 1.0 à 35.0 km (de 0.6 à 22 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 7.8 km (4.9 mi) au S.
14 Feb 17:18: Profondeur recalculée de 35.0 à 49.0 km (de 22 à 30 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.8 km (1.7 mi) au SE.
14 Feb 17:56: Profondeur recalculée de 49.0 à 51.0 km (de 30 à 32 mi).
Update Sun, 14 Feb 2021, 16:45
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 101 km northeast of Kashgar, China after midnight
4.8 quake 15 Feb 12:16 am (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 15 Feb 12:16 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred after midnight on Monday 15 February 2021 at 12:16 am local time near Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 1 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include At-Bashi (pop. 15,200) located 100 km from the epicenter, and Kashgar (pop. 274,700) 101 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Feb 2021 16:16:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 15 févr. 2021 00:16 (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Profondeur: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.26°N / 76.3°E (Région autonome de Xinjiang, Chine)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km NNE de Kachgar (pop: 274,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
110 km SSE de At-Bashi (Naryn, Kirghizistan) (pop: 15,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
133 km SSE de Naryn (Kirghizistan) (pop: 52,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
220 km NNO de Yarkand (pop: 82,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
298 km E de Och (Kirghizistan) (pop: 200,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
323 km SSE de Bichkek (Bishkek, Kirghizistan) (pop: 900,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
351 km OSO de Aksou (pop: 340,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
422 km O de Aral (pop: 260,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
472 km NO de Khotan (pop: 114,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
566 km SO de Huocheng (pop: 360,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -15.6°C (4 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.535 km93 Km NNE of Kashgar, ChinaUSGS
4.9kmSouthern Xinjiang To Gansu, ChinaKNDC

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