Weak mag. 3.7 earthquake - 14 km south of Srinagar, India, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 16:10 GMT

Weak mag. 3.7 earthquake - 14 km south of Srinagar, India, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 16:10 GMT Weak mag. 3.7 earthquake - 14 km south of Srinagar, India, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 16:10 GMT

Weak magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 40 km depth

22 Sep 16:54 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 44 minutes.
22 Sep 22:24: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 40.0 km (from 3.1 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 22 km (13.9 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 22, 2020 16:10:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.7
Depth40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.96°N / 74.78°E (Budgam, Kashmir, India)
Antipode33.96°S / 105.22°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt11 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) N of Tsrār Sharīf (pop: 8,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) S of Srinagar (pop: 975,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NW of Pulwama (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Soyībug (pop: 104,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Bijbehara (pop: 24,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NW of Islamabad (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SE of Sopore (pop: 63,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) SE of Bāramūla (pop: 77,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (85 mi) N of Jammu (pop: 465,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
636 km (395 mi) NNW of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 17.1°C (63 F), humidity: 31%, wind: 0 km/h (0 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.740 kmSouthwestern Kashmir, IndiaEMSC
3.710 km1 Km SW of Srinagar, IndiaUSGS

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Silpather nambla uri (63.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / very short
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (9.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It felt like something exploded in the air and we could only feel vibrations.  
Anantnag (40.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Shuhama Ganderbal (25.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (20.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (7.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Srinagar... It was more like a sonic blast. Not a earthquake. Seems govt is covering  
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (7.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Govt Chest Diseases Hospital,Dakhate, Srinagar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It felt as if a powerful beast ran underneath the ground. It was followed by another similiar event almost an hour later.  
Srinagar, Peerbagh / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It was very short. We were at the first on the first floor. The house shakes from one side to another, very briefly. Then nothing. So we though it was maybe a crash of plane not far away (?).  
SRINAGAR / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Srinagar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Pattan (India, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Just a quick intense jolt like an air blast or sonic boom. As per news local meteorology department denied it as an earthquake... (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 11 km NE of epicenter) : The earthquake was felt only in srinagar and Ganderbal areas. This seems to be strange. Because whenever there is an earthquake, it's tremors are felt over a large area. (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 11 km NE of epicenter) : It was most probably not a natural seismic activity. More like a humongous shockwave. (reported through EMSC)  
Budgam (India, 5 km NW of epicenter) : the earthquake was very defferent like blast (reported through EMSC)  
Bāramūla (India, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Tremors felt in Kashmir again (reported through EMSC)  
Pattan (India, 30 km NW of epicenter) : In this part of kashmir nothing was felt (reported through EMSC)  
Gāndarbal (India, 30 km NW of epicenter) : Medium shake (reported through EMSC)  
Awantipora (India, 28 km SE of epicenter) : It was very strong jolt but lastwd for few seconds. it was like a Air blast or any explosive. Felt it in Awantipora Kashmir. (reported through EMSC)  
Awantipora (India, 28 km SE of epicenter) : I heard a loud bang and some moderate shake for 10 secs (reported through EMSC)  
Pampore (India, 22 km E of epicenter) : Felt like a boom (reported through EMSC)  
Soyībug (India, 15 km NW of epicenter) : It was very frightening , I was not understanding what to do . I thought my house should not collapse . (reported through EMSC)  
Soyībug (India, 15 km NW of epicenter) : some quick single jolt felt (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : That was not come from the downwords of my legs it was. Like a some punch given from the sky to my head (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : Very strong jolt in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir. Lasted about 10 seconds. Felt more like a nuclear explosion than an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : Short but intense waves from beginning to end (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : Felt a rumble whole house jolted, was upstairs rushed down by that time it stopped. (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : No damages reported. I live in Srinagar only. (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : Just one tremor.Wires weren't moving when we went outside. (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : Prity significant magnitude (reported through EMSC)  
Srinagar (India, 14 km N of epicenter) : Srinagar (reported through EMSC)  
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