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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kashmir-Xizang Border Region, India, on Friday, 25 September 2020 at 10:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Kashmir-Xizang Border Region, India, on Friday, 25 September 2020 at 10:57 (GMT)
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: 2020-09-25 10:57:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.24°N / 78.24°E (India)
Nearest volcano: Kunlun (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) E of Leh (pop: 37,500)
152 km (94 mi) NE of Padam (pop: 25,000)
153 km (95 mi) SE of Thang (pop: 1,600)
197 km (123 mi) E of Kargil (pop: 13,800)
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
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-25 10:57:14 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, IndiaGFZ
2020-09-25 10:57:13 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmKashmir-xinjiang Border Region, IndiaEMSC
2020-09-25 10:57:15 UTC
2020-09-25 18:57:15
M 5.3 / 10 km49 Km ENE of Leh, IndiaCEIC
2020-09-25 10:57:13 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km56 Km E of Leh, IndiaUSGS
2020-09-25 10:57:16 UTCM 5.1 / 28.5 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, IndiaGeoAu
2020-09-25 10:57:13 UTCM 5.5 / 10 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...
61.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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 bricks But the only problem I was anticipating was that the hills adjoining my room were made of Ladakh Batholith and there were loose boulders in the hill. my only apprehension was that the loose boulders may fall And if that happens there are little chances
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)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Kashmir-Xizang Border Region, India, 2020-09-25 10:57 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 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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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kashmir-Xizang Border Region, India, on Friday, 25 September 2020 at 10:57 (GMT)

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