Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 61 km east of Leh, India, on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10:57 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 61 km east of Leh, India, on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Sep 11:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
25 Sep 13:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: Sep 25, 2020 10:57:14 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.24°N / 78.24°E (Leh Ladakh, Ladakh, India)
Antipode: 34.24°S / 101.76°W
Nearest volcano: Kunlun (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) E of Leh (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NE of Padam (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) E of Kargil (pop: 13,800) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Islamabad (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 79,800) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) E of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 975,900) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NE of Pathankot (Punjab) (pop: 174,300) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) E of Soyībug (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 104,000) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) NE of Amritsar (Punjab) (pop: 1,092,500) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (269 mi) NNE of Ludhiana (Punjab) (pop: 1,545,400) --> See nearby quakes!
631 km (392 mi) N of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 1.9°C (35 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.110 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, IndiaGFZ
5.310 kmKashmir-xinjiang Border Region, IndiaEMSC
5.310 km49 Km ENE of Leh, IndiaCEIC
5.310 km56 Km E of Leh, IndiaUSGS
5.129 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, IndiaGeoAu
5.510 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, IndiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (15)

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Leh town (72 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I m literally scared, the sound was weird, my legs were shaking and the floor too was shaking. I ran otside for safety  
Leh, ladakh (60.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : It was scary, I thought everything is gone  
Lukung (41.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Scared...  
Leh, Leh Ladakh, Ladakh (61.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leh, Leh Ladakh, Ladakh (60.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Nubra Valley, Ladakh / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : First ever earthquake I have felt coming to Nubra Valley. Thought someone’s running on the first floor. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Leh / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s : I was about to sleep in the bed in room at Mahabodhi International Meditation Center When suddenly the beds started shaking and I could feel the bed shaking The tremors were strong I had no fear as this was a single story room made with mud bri  
Loose boulders on the Ladakh Batholith (public domain)Boulder on hill Indus Suture is 1 km (public domain)
Choglamsar leh - ladakh india / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Leh / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Leh / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leh / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Leh / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
Sopore / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shaking  
Leh (India, 64 km W of epicenter) : It last for 5 to 8 sec (reported through EMSC)  
Leh (India, 64 km W of epicenter) : Felf in leh ladakhi (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 31 Oct 2020 16:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 18:14 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 11:15 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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