Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Battagram, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 14:3414:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred early evening on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 7:19 pm local time near Battagram, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
4.8 quake 17 Jun 7:19 pm (GMT +5)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
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 Battagram (pop. 700,000) located 27 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mansehra (pop. 66,500) located 42 km from the epicenter, Abbottabad (pop. 120,000) 61 km away, Havelian (pop. 40,500) 72 km away, Haripur (pop. 57,000) 85 km away, and Mingora (pop. 279,900) 88 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Islamabad (pop. 601,600) located 111 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 17 Jun 7:19 pm (GMT +5) local time (17 Jun 2021 14:19 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.69°N / 73.32°E (Mānsehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Primary data source: GFZ
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