Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 35 km northwest of Chakwal, Pakistan
Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 22:04 22:04 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Chakwal, Chakwāl District, Punjab, Pakistan. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 2:52 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the surface.
4.8 quake 16 Jun 2:52 am (GMT +5)
The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Talagang (pop. 45,000) located 28 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Pindi Gheb (pop. 34,300) located 31 km from the epicenter, Chakwal (pop. 101,200) 35 km away, Kallar Kahar (pop. 15,800) 42 km away, Rawalpindi (pop. 1,743,100) 67 km away, Gujar Khan (pop. 69,400) 69 km away, Attock City (pop. 85,500) 73 km away, and Islamabad (pop. 601,600) 78 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Jun 2021 2:52 am (GMT +5) local time (15 Jun 2021 21:52 GMT)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.14°N / 72.57°E (Chakwāl, Punjab, Pakistan)
Primary data source: NCS
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