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Largest earthquakes in or near Altay Shi, Xinjiang, China, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

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Quakes since 1900:

  • 3 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 1 quake between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 122 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 100 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Since 1900, Altay Shi has had 3 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 1 quake of magnitude 6.4, 8 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 122 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 100 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 6 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 3.7 | 166 km W of yaltay, Xinjiang, China -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.9 | northern Xinjiang, China -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 1.9 or higher (241 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jan 13, 2023 12:50 am (GMT +8) (Jan 12, 2023 16:50 GMT)
3.7

10 km
632 km (393 mi)166 km west of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Jan 10, 2023 12:42 am (GMT +8) (Jan 9, 2023 16:42 GMT)
3.6

10 km
583 km (362 mi)143 km west of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Jan 7, 2023 11:04 am (GMT +8) (Jan 7, 2023 03:04 GMT)
4.1

10 km
583 km (362 mi)143 km west of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Jan 2, 2023 3:14 am (GMT +7) (Jan 1, 2023 20:14 GMT)
4.3

10 km
726 km (451 mi)Altai, 169 km north of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 29, 2022 9:21 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 29, 2022 13:21 GMT)
4.0

10 km
472 km (293 mi)47 km northeast of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 26, 2022 1:07 am (GMT +8) (Dec 25, 2022 17:07 GMT)
4.5

10 km
637 km (396 mi)Xinjiang, China, 98 km northeast of Zaysan, East Kazakhstan More
Dec 23, 2022 5:45 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 23, 2022 09:45 GMT)
4.6

10 km
686 km (426 mi)Russia, 42 km northwest of Hom, Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 22, 2022 4:14 pm (GMT +6) (Dec 22, 2022 10:14 GMT)
4.1

10 km
687 km (427 mi)East Kazakhstan, 55 km northwest of Hom, Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 16, 2022 2:07 am (GMT +7) (Dec 15, 2022 19:07 GMT)
2.2

10 km
555 km (345 mi)Bayan-Ölgiy Aymag, Mongolia, 89 km northeast of Kürti, China More
Dec 13, 2022 7:37 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 13, 2022 11:37 GMT)
4.0

10 km
529 km (329 mi)34 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 11, 2022 3:55 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 11, 2022 07:55 GMT)
4.5

10 km
479 km (298 mi)57 km northeast of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 11, 2022 3:37 am (GMT +8) (Dec 10, 2022 19:37 GMT)
4.6

10 km
555 km (345 mi)12 km east of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 10, 2022 4:39 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 10, 2022 08:39 GMT)
4.0

10 km
487 km (303 mi)95 km northeast of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 10, 2022 1:03 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 10, 2022 05:03 GMT)
4.4

10 km
519 km (322 mi)105 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 10, 2022 11:31 am (GMT +8) (Dec 10, 2022 03:31 GMT)
2.9

10 km
536 km (333 mi)26 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 9, 2022 3:24 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 9, 2022 07:24 GMT)
3.8

10 km
495 km (308 mi)99 km southwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 9, 2022 8:16 am (GMT +8) (Dec 9, 2022 00:16 GMT)
3.1

10 km
612 km (380 mi)73 km northwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 8, 2022 6:51 am (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 22:51 GMT)
4.3

10 km
555 km (345 mi)12 km east of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Dec 3, 2022 1:25 am (GMT +8) (Dec 2, 2022 17:25 GMT)
3.4

10 km
451 km (280 mi)47 km southwest of Kürti, Altay Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
Nov 24, 2022 11:16 am (GMT +8) (Nov 24, 2022 03:16 GMT)
4.4

10 km
615 km (382 mi)70 km northwest of yaltay, Xinjiang, China More
Nov 23, 2022 3:57 pm (GMT +8) (Nov 23, 2022 07:57 GMT)
4.3

10 km
470 km (292 mi)27 km east of Hoxtolgay, Tacheng Diqu, Xinjiang, China More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.1 x 1016 joules (14066 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 107 tons of TNT or 756.4 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Altay Shi Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Altay Shi?

The last earthquake in Altay Shi occurred 4 weeks ago: Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 166 km west of yaltay, Xinjiang, China, on Friday, Jan 13, 2023 at 12:50 am (GMT +8).

How many quakes were there in Altay Shi since 1900?

Since 1900, Altay Shi, Xinjiang, China had 241 quakes up to magnitude 7.9.

What was the strongest quake in Altay Shi since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Altay Shi since 1900 occurred 92 years ago: Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - northern Xinjiang, China, on Monday, August 10, 1931 at 21:18 GMT.

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