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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 117 km west of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 117 km west of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 117 km west of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Jun 13:24 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 23, 2022 11:57:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jun 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.96°N / 81.56°E (Aksu Diqu, Xinjiang, China)
Antipode41.96°S / 98.44°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearest volcanoTianshan (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities117 km (73 mi) WNW of Kucha (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) NE of Ciudad de Aksu (pop: 340,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) N of Aral (pop: 260,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (130 mi) S of Qapqal (pop: 160,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
214 km (133 mi) SW of Xinyuan (pop: 300,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
224 km (139 mi) S of Yining (pop: 515,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (149 mi) SSE of Huocheng (pop: 360,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
533 km (331 mi) WSW of Urumaci (pop: 3,029,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.210 kmSOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINAKNDC

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