LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A 6.9 China earthquake today 2014 has struck Hotan. The China earthquake today February 12, 2014 began in the evening hours. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 6.9 magnitude China earthquake began just after 5:19 pm local time tonight. The quake was shallow but was far outside town. USGS indicates to news that the China earthquake started six miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across a large region. USGS indicates to news that the quake was nearly two hundred miles outside town.
The quake started one hundred sixty-seven miles east of Hotan. It began three hundred miles east of Leh, India as well and roughly three hundred twenty-four miles east of Aral, China. It started also about five hundred miles east of Pakistan.The quake has been followed by a series of strong aftershocks. Among them is a 4.6 magnitude quake striking Hotan.
Several strong quakes have been hitting the country in recent months. Another quake hit in October. That China earthquake was twenty-three miles west of Laojunmiao. It was fifty-two miles west of Jiayuguan, China. It also started sixty-three miles west of Suzhou and one hundred sixty miles north of Delingha Shi.
In July a 5.9 magnitude quake was six miles northwest of Chabu. It was eighty-eight miles southeast of Linxia and one hundred one miles west of Beidao.