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EERI Responds to January 23, 2024 Xinjiang Earthquake

EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program is currently monitoring the impacts of the M7.0 earthquake that struck the Xinjiang province of China near the Kyrgyzstan border at 2:09 AM local time on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (12:09 AM in Kyrgyzstan; 18:09 PM on January 22 UTC). According to media reports, the shaking was felt across parts of Western China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, and as far as northern India. At least three aftershocks of M5.0 or greater have occurred. Information about the impacts is limited at this time, but there are reports of some building damage and disruption to electricity networks in the Aksu Prefecture area of Xinjiang. Minor building damage was also reported in Kyrgyzstan. The EERI community extends its sympathy to those affected.

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EERI is evaluating the situation and consulting with local colleagues and experts to determine how LFE should respond. More information will be shared on the EERI website in the future.

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