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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 46 km southeast of Yazman, Bahāwalpur, Punjab, Pakistan, on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 4:20 pm (GMT +5)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 46 km southeast of Yazman, Bahāwalpur, Punjab, Pakistan, on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 4:20 pm (GMT +5) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 46 km southeast of Yazman, Bahāwalpur, Punjab, Pakistan, on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 4:20 pm (GMT +5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 301 km depth

2 May 11:26 UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.
Update Sun, 2 May 2021, 11:30

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 46 km southeast of Yazman, Pakistan

4.2 quake 2 May 4:20 pm (GMT +5)
4.2 quake 2 May 4:20 pm (GMT +5)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Yazman, Bahāwalpur, Punjab, Pakistan, was reported only 9 minutes ago by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 301.1 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Sunday 2 May 2021 at 4:20 pm 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Yazman (pop. 24,600, 46 km away), Bahawalpur (pop. 552,600, 70 km away), Mandi (pop. 40,600, 74 km away), Kahror Pakka (pop. 69,700, 81 km away), Lodhran (pop. 97,200, 85 km away), Ahmadpur East (pop. 116,600, 91 km away), and Hasilpur (pop. 88,000, 93 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 2, 2021 11:20:53 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 2, 2021 at 4:20 pm (GMT +5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth301.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.9281°N / 72.1606°E (Bahāwalpur, Punjab, Pakistan)
Antipode28.928°S / 107.839°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities46 km (28 mi) ESE of Yazman (Bahawalpur) (pop: 24,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) SE of Bahawalpur (pop: 552,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Mandi (pop: 40,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Kahror Pakka (pop: 69,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SE of Lodhran (pop: 97,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Ahmadpur East (pop: 116,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Hasilpur (pop: 88,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Multan (pop: 1,437,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
360 km (224 mi) SW of Lahore (pop: 6,310,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
540 km (335 mi) S of Islamabad (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 38.4°C (101 F), humidity: 13%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2301 km151km NW of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, PakistanNCS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 690 km / 429 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Delhi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Feb 7, 1966 23:06
57 years ago
6.5

10 km
254km / 158mi63 km NW of Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ghāzi Khān, Punjab, PakistanMore
Feb 7, 1966 04:26
57 years ago
6.5

10 km
259km / 161mi24 km E of Barkhan, Bārkhān, Balochistan, PakistanMore
Sep 1, 1928 06:09
94 years ago
6.5

35 km
154km / 96mi23 km N of Zahir Pir, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, PakistanMore
May 23, 1919 06:10
104 years ago
6.5

35 km
131km / 82mi6.7 km E of Shujaabad, Multān, Punjab, PakistanMore
Oct 10, 1952 18:47
70 years ago
6.4

35 km
287km / 178miLoralai, 40 km N of Barkhan, Bārkhān, Balochistan, PakistanMore
Oct 1, 1923 08:16
99 years ago
6.3

15 km
207km / 129mi31 km W of Rajanpur, Rājanpur, Punjab, PakistanMore
Dec 25, 1952 22:22
70 years ago
6.2

10 km
220km / 137mi42 km W of Rajanpur, Rājanpur, Punjab, PakistanMore
May 13, 1956 07:50
67 years ago
6.1

35 km
229km / 143mi43 km W of Dajal, Rājanpur, Punjab, PakistanMore
Apr 4, 1995 15:29
28 years ago
4.8

21 km
102km / 64miBahāwalpur, 131 km E of Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, PakistanMore
Jun 28, 1988 18:47
35 years ago
4.7

52 km
164km / 102mi30 km SW of Muzaffargarh, Punjab, PakistanMore
Apr 21, 2020 04:14
3 years ago
4.6

10 km
63km / 39mi7.5 km SE of Bahawalpur, Bahāwalpur, Punjab, PakistanMore
Oct 13, 2019 05:06
3 years ago
4.5

10 km
159km / 99mi8.6 km E of Bikaner, Rajasthan, IndiaMore
Apr 5, 2007 18:16
16 years ago
4.1

10 km
126km / 78miBahāwalpur, 66 km SE of Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, PakistanMore
Apr 29, 2021 15:32
1 year 40 weeks ago
3.6

51 km
104km / 64mi104 km SE of Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, PakistanMore

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