Latest earthquakes near Xinjiang, China today

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List of latest earthquakes near Xinjiang.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 17, 2024 10:22
(Urumqi)
M 5.1 49 km NW
from Kuqa
Apr 14, 2024 19:51
(Urumqi)
M 4.6 143 km W
from Aksu
Apr 13, 2024 11:44
(Urumqi)
M 5.5 369 km S
from Mugala
Apr 13, 2024 11:32
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 125 km W
from Aksu
Apr 12, 2024 14:13
(Urumqi)
M 5.1 140 km W
from Aksu
Apr 11, 2024 00:53
(Urumqi)
M 4.6 35 km NNW
from Kuqa
Apr 10, 2024 20:56
(Urumqi)
M 5.4 41 km NW
from Kuqa
Apr 10, 2024 16:57
(Urumqi)
M 5.0 46 km WNW
from Kuqa
Apr 9, 2024 10:10
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 85 km NE
from Kuqa
Apr 8, 2024 05:16
(Urumqi)
M 4.6 59 km WNW
from Kuqa
Apr 8, 2024 02:47
(Urumqi)
M 5.0 67 km WNW
from Kuqa
Apr 7, 2024 21:41
(Urumqi)
M 3.0 89 km NNE
from Kuqa
Apr 7, 2024 20:20
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 34 km W
from Kuqa
Apr 7, 2024 17:03
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 51 km WNW
from Kuqa
Apr 7, 2024 15:45
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 36 km WNW
from Kuqa
Apr 7, 2024 14:46
(Urumqi)
M 5.1 59 km WNW
from Kuqa
Apr 7, 2024 14:44
(Urumqi)
M 4.6 56 km W
from Kuqa
Apr 6, 2024 16:25
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 293 km W
from Kashgar
Apr 4, 2024 09:52
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 127 km W
from Aksu
Apr 2, 2024 20:37
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 107 km NW
from Aksu
Apr 2, 2024 09:56
(Urumqi)
M 3.6 281 km NW
from Aksu
Apr 1, 2024 06:55
(Shanghai)
M 4.3 73 km SSE
from Bole
Mar 30, 2024 21:21
(Urumqi)
M 3.4 152 km W
from Aksu
Mar 29, 2024 04:57
(Urumqi)
M 3.5 241 km WSW
from Kashgar
Mar 29, 2024 01:45
(Urumqi)
M 3.2 151 km W
from Aksu

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Xinjiang

Recent Xinjiang Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Xinjiang. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Xinjiang and elsewhere.

Xinjiang Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
216 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.1
Apr 17, 2024 10:22

Average

A total of 2164 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Xinjiang, China in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 216 earthquakes per year, or 18 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Xinjiang roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Xinjiang in 2016. A total of 300 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Xinjiang that year. The strongest had a 6.6 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Xinjiang with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Xinjiang in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Xinjiang during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Xinjiang (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2041 94.32%
Mag. 5 114 5.27%
Mag. 6 8 0.37%
Mag. 7 1 0.05%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Xinjiang

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Jan 23, 2024 00:09.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Dec 23, 1906 00:11.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Xinjiang occurred on Jan 23, 2024 00:09 local time (Asia/Urumqi timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 136 kilometers (85 mi) west of Aksu, at a depth of 13 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Xinjiang in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Dec 23, 1906 00:11, 95 kilometers (59 mi) west of Shihezi. It is the strongest earthquake near Xinjiang in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Xinjiang, China in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Xinjiang.

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2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Xinjiang.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 23, 2024 00:09
(Urumqi)
M 7.0 136 km W
from Aksu
Feb 23, 2023 06:37
(Urumqi)
M 6.9 286 km SW
from Kashgar
Nov 25, 2016 20:24
(Urumqi)
M 6.6 174 km W
from Kashgar
Jun 26, 2016 17:17
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 228 km W
from Kashgar
Jul 3, 2015 07:07
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 162 km WNW
from Hotan
Jun 26, 2020 03:05
(Urumqi)
M 6.3 279 km SE
from Hotan
Aug 9, 2017 07:27
(Shanghai)
M 6.3 89 km SE
from Bole
Dec 8, 2016 11:15
(Urumqi)
M 6.0 59 km SSE
from Shihezi
Jan 19, 2020 19:27
(Urumqi)
M 6.0 104 km ENE
from Kashgar
Feb 12, 2021 23:01
(Urumqi)
M 5.9 259 km SW
from Kashgar

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Xinjiang

Earthquakes by city in Xinjiang

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Xinjiang, China.

Use this regional Xinjiang earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Baijiantan, Wusu, Dushanzi, Qaraqash, Sandaohezi, Emin, Bageqi, Zhawa, Zepu, Yuqunweng, Han’airike, Kuiya, Ka'ersai, Baishikante, Jelilyüzi, Elixku, Dadamtu, Puqiakeqi, Huangdi, Tage'erqi and Yawa.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Xinjiang.

When was the last earthquake in Xinjiang, China?

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Xinjiang on the morning of April 17, 2024 at 10:22 local time (Asia/Urumqi). The center of this earthquake was located 49km northwest of Kuqa at a depth of 24km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Xinjiang, China in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Xinjiang, China?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Xinjiang on the night of December 23, 1906 at 00:11 local time (Asia/Urumqi). The center of this earthquake was located 95km west-southwest of Shihezi at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Xinjiang since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Xinjiang, China?

In the past 10 years, 2164 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Xinjiang. This averages to 216 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.