Strong earthquake in remote western China


The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in a remote and mountainous part of western China today (February 12, 2014). It’s not yet known if the quake, which occurred in China’s sparsely populated region of Xinjiang, caused casualties or significant damage.

Details of the event, from USGS, follow:

Event Time
2014-02-12 09:19:48 UTC
2014-02-12 17:19:48 UTC+08:00 at epicenter

Location 35.922°N 82.549°E

Depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities
268km (167mi) ESE of Hotan, China
493km (306mi) ENE of Leh, India
522km (324mi) SSE of Aral, China
546km (339mi) ESE of Shache, China
902km (560mi) ENE of Islamabad, Pakistan

February 12, 2014

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