5.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region around 6:06 p.m. Thursday, said the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicenter was monitored at the border area between the region’s Atux City in the Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture and Jiashi County in Kashgar. The epicenter, with a depth of 8 km, was at 39.9 degrees north latitude and 77.2 degrees east longitude. (Xinhua)

Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

According to USGS the magnitude was 5.2.  Depth of epicentre was meassured at 34.8 km (21.6 miles), located 103 km (64 miles) ENE of Kashi, 173 km (107 miles) N of Shache, Xinjiang, China and  182 km (113 miles) SSE of Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. EMSC registered magnitude 5.1.

 

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