Deadly Earthquake Strikes Xinjiang, China
Posted by feww on July 3, 2015
M6.5 quake kills at least 4 people, injures dozens in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Centered at 37.6N, 78.2E the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km, said China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), reported Xinhua.
The quake occurred in Pishan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, destroying or damaging homes and disrupting communications, said the report.
The main shock was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks measuring between 4.4Mw and 4.8Mw, according to USGS/EHP, as of posting.
Other quakes most probably related to this event include:
- M5.4, 22km ENE of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan 2015-07-02 0at 7:18:24 UTC depth=10.0km
- M5.8, 246km E of Port Blair, India 2015-07-03 at 03:16:35 UTC depth=10.0km