A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kashgar in China. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/20 / 2020-10-30 20:12:37 / October 30, 2020 @ 8:12 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:12:37 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 75.6882° East, 38.8868° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000c8cm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c8cm.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Kashi (c. 274 700 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kashi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km SSW of Kashgar, China.
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