Monday, January 30, 2023

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was registered on Monday on the territory of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China in the northwest of the country, the China Earthquake Administration reported. At first, the agency reported a 6.6 magnitude seismological activity, but then corrected these data.

Tremors occurred at 07:49 Beijing time (02:49 Moscow time) in Shahyar county in Aksu district. The earthquake focus was a depth of 50 km.

The epicenter was located at a distance of 106 km southeast of the city of Aral with the population of 260,000 people.

The information about casualties or damage is being specified.


  Magnitude    Mw 5.8
Date time    2023-01-29 23:49:39.1 UTC
Location    40.03 N ; 82.43 E
Depth    30 km
Distances    222 km ESE of Aksu, China / pop: 535,000 / local time: 05:49:39.1 2023-01-30
114 km ESE of Aral, China / pop: 260,000 / local time: 05:49:39.1 2023-01-30 



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