ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Hotan):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-10 14:41
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 10.0 km (Given depths of 10 km are often provided automatically by earthquake surveys if the exact depth was not located yet.)
Maximum intensity: 4.2 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Thang IN 1 2000 156.9 not felt
Kashitashi CN 1 6000 166.0 not felt
Leh IN 1 37000 163.0 not felt
Hotan CN no data available 409000 228.3 not felt
Ying’awati CN no data available 24000 240.1 not felt
Lop CN no data available no data available 239.8 not felt
Ying’airike CN no data available 10000 239.6 not felt
Segezikule CN no data available 10000 259.5 not felt
Saybag CN no data available 32000 218.0 not felt
Akesalayi CN no data available 27000 221.3 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Hotan:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 397 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.0 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 6.63 earthquakes larger than M4.0 per year around Hotan. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 1.8 months (54 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Hotan and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1996-11-19 6.9 33
2015-7-3 6.4 20
1975-4-28 6.3 33
1980-2-13 6.1 63
1963-6-26 6.0 95
1986-7-6 6.0 9
1967-5-27 5.9 20
1975-4-28 5.9 31
1975-6-4 5.8 33
1998-5-28 5.6 33

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.