Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Padam, Kargil, Ladakh, India
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 03:5803:58 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in India near Padam, Kargil, Ladakh, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 8:46 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
4.5 quake 13 Sep 9:16 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 Padam (pop. 25,000) located 43 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kishtwār (pop. 20,600) located 71 km from the epicenter, Bhadarwāh (pop. 13,400) 96 km away, Doda (pop. 17,700) 97 km away, and Kargil (pop. 13,800) 111 km away.
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Date & time: Sep 13, 2021 9:16 am (GMT +5:30) local time (13 Sep 2021 03:46 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.59°N / 76.45°E (Kargil, Ladakh, India)
Primary data source: NCS
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