Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Sun, 23 May 2021, 19:1319:13 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in India near Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Monday 24 May 2021 at 12:01 am local time at a shallow depth of 22.1 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.3 quake 24 May 12:31 am (GMT +5:30)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kedārnāth (pop. 510) located 32 km from the epicenter, and Joshīmath (pop. 13,900) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Uttarkāshi (pop. 17,100) located 87 km from the epicenter, Srinagar Garhwal (pop. 20,200) 92 km away, Pauri (pop. 26,500) 99 km away, and Tehri (pop. 27,600) 99 km away.
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Date & time: 24 May 2021 12:31 am (GMT +5:30) local time (23 May 2021 19:01 GMT)
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.94°N / 79.44°E (Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India)
Primary data source: NCS
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