Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 53 km south of Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday, 14 Mar 2021 10:17 am (GMT +6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 53 km south of Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday, 14 Mar 2021 10:17 am (GMT +6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Mar 04:35 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
14 Mar 05:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 10.0 km (from 0.6 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.5 mi) towards NW.
Update Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 04:39
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 just reported 64 km south of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan
4.4 quake 14 Mar 10:17 am (GMT +6)
4.4 quake 14 Mar 10:17 am (GMT +6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 22 minutes ago 64 km south of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 1 km beneath the epicenter near Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, in the morning on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 10:17 am local time. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Kadzhi-Say (pop. 4,000) located 7 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cholpon-Ata (pop. 18,600) located 64 km from the epicenter, Kyzyl-Suu (pop. 16,900) 76 km away, and Balykchy (pop. 40,000) 90 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Mar 2021 04:17:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 14 Mar 2021 10:17 am (GMT +6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.17°N / 77.07°E (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Kadzhi-Say (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of Cholpon-Ata (Issyk-Kul) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Kyzyl-Suu (Jety - Oguz) (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Balykchy (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Karakol (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Karakol (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NE of Naryn (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Tokmak (Chüy) (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) ESE of Bishkek (pop: 900,000) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Osh (pop: 200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 6°C (43 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.029 kmKyrgizstan Region, KyrgyzstanKRNET
4.4 kmLake Issyk-Kul To Lake Baykal, KyrgyzstanKNDC

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