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M 4.9 in China on 08 Dec 2017 03:44 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 71.93 Km
  • Event Date: 08 Dec 2017 03:44 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 500000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 08 Dec 2017 04:02 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.6 (CHN)


Known identifiers for this event: us2000c1xu (neicid)

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5.2 quake rattles northwest China
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:20:00 +0100   rt (en)

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has struck in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The quake, centered in Yecheng County, Kashgar, struck at a depth of 87 kilometers, CGTN reports. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

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