Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. Earthquake 4.8 – 34 km south of Kargil, Ladakh, India, on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 03:55 (GMT + 5:30)
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.8 to 10 km deep
Sep 17 22:31 UTC: First to report: NCS after 6 minutes.
Updated Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:36 PM
Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes early in the morning 34 km south of Kargil, India
Earthquake 4.8 September 18 03:55 (GMT + 5:30)
According to preliminary data, the earthquake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt in Kargil (13,800 inhabitants) located 34 km from the epicenter, and Pahlgām (7,800 inhabitants) at 79 km.
Other cities close to the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Trāl (13,300 inhabitants) located 100 km from the epicenter, Islamabad (79,800 inhabitants) 107 km away and Padam (25 000 inhabitants) 112 km.
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Date and hour : 17 Sep 2021 22:25:36 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Saturday Sep 18, 2021 3:55 am (GMT + 5:30 am)
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 34.2511 ° N / 76.1248 ° E↗ (Kargil, Ladakh, India)
Antipode: 34.251 ° S / 103.875 ° W↗
Nearby towns and villages:
34 km (21 mi) south of Kargil (pop: 13,800) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Pahlgām (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 7,750) -> See earthquakes nearby!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Trāl (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 13,300) -> See nearby earthquakes!
107 km (66 mi) northeast of Islamabad (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 79,800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
112 km (70 mi) northwest of Padam (pop: 25,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
123 km (76 mi) east of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 975,900) -> See nearby earthquakes!
132 km (82 mi) east of Soyībug (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 104,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
315 km (196 mi) NNE of Amritsar (Punjab) (pop: 1,092,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
633 km (393 mi) north of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
Clear sky 7.5 ° C (46 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 1 m / s (2 kts) from WSW
Main data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated energy released: 1×1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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|4.8||10 km||33 km on the south of Kargil, Laddakh, India||SNC|
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