Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - China, 406 km east of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir, India), on 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - China, 406 km east of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir, India), on 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Oct 23:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Oct 2020 11:43:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.12°N / 79.21°E (China)
Nearest volcano: Kunlun (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km (93 mi) E of Leh (India) (pop: 37,500)
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Padam (India) (pop: 25,000)
266 km (165 mi) NE of Kyelang (Lahaul And Spiti, India) (pop: 14,200)
287 km (179 mi) E of Kargil (India) (pop: 13,800)
339 km (210 mi) S of Hotan (pop: 114,000)
354 km (220 mi) S of Zangguy (Hotan Prefecture) (pop: 13,000)
386 km (240 mi) NNE of Shimla (India) (pop: 173,500)
456 km (283 mi) E of Kupwāra (pop: 14,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -6°C (21 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.010 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, ChinaGFZ
M 5.233 kmKashmir-xizang Border Region, ChinaEMSC
M 5.010 km149 Km E of Leh, India, ChinaUSGS
M 4.910 km142 Km E of Leh, ChinaCEIC
M 5.116 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, ChinaGeoAu
M 5.419 kmKashmir-Xizang Border Region, ChinaBMKG

User reports for this quake (3)

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641.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Leh city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leh (India, 152 km W of epicenter) : I fell it (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake China, 406 km east of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir, India), 6 Oct 7:43 am (GMT +8)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 Oct 2020 06:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Oct 2020 06:13 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details

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