A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Xinjiang, China, on August 8, at 11:28pm (UTC), with tremors reportedly felt in neighboring Kazakhastan.
This was the second earthquake to hit China in less than 10 hours after a powerful and deadly 6.5-magnitude quake struck Sichuan province, killing 9 and injuring 180, at 1:20pm (UTC) a bit earlier on Tuesday afternoon.
The second large earthquake struck near the town of Jinghe in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at a depth of 25.9km at 23:27 GMT on Tuesday.
The quake was also felt in Almaty, Kazakhstan more than 305 miles (490 km) away as shown in these tweets:
No injurie or material damage have been reported.
Second strong quake in 24 hours
It was the second earthquake to hit China in less than 10 hours after a deadly powerful M6.5 quake struck southwestern Sichuan province on Tuesday afternoon (UTC).
Video taken by tourist visiting the Jiuzhaigou Valley when the M7.0 earthquake hit the area on Tue. 38799 tourists visited Jiuzhaigou on Tue pic.twitter.com/Kx05Agxroa
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) August 8, 2017
At least nine people were reported to be killed by its impact at a tourist resort and 164 injured. Five of those killed were people visiting a Jiuzhaigou national park, hugely popular with local tourists. Over 34,000 people visited the park on Tuesday.
Authorities said they evacuated 31,500 tourists to safety in the wake of the quake. About a hundred were trapped due to a landslide and a hotel building has partially collapsed.
Do you think that the lunar eclipse of August 7 has something to do with it?