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Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 52 km west of Jhang Sadr, Punjab, Pakistan, on Friday, May 7, 2021 04:39 pm (Karachi time)

Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 52 km west of Jhang Sadr, Punjab, Pakistan, on Friday, May 7, 2021 04:39 pm (Karachi time) Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 52 km west of Jhang Sadr, Punjab, Pakistan, on Friday, May 7, 2021 04:39 pm (Karachi time)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 May 11:47 UTC: First to report: NCS after 8 minutes.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 11:51

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 52 km west of Jhang Sadr, Pakistan

4.3 quake 7 May 4:39 pm (GMT +5)
4.3 quake 7 May 4:39 pm (GMT +5)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Jhang Sadr, Jhang District, Punjab, Pakistan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 4:39 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mankera (pop. 10,800) located 37 km from the epicenter, and Garh Maharaja (pop. 29,200) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jhang Sadr (pop. 341,200) located 52 km from the epicenter, Chak Two Hundred Forty-nine Thal Development Authority (pop. 18,100) 55 km away, Ahmadpur Sial (pop. 24,900) 60 km away, Toba Tek Singh (pop. 69,100) 72 km away, and Gojra (pop. 139,700) 86 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 7, 2021 11:39:24 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 7, 2021 04:39 pm (Asia/Karachi GMT +5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude31.2132°N / 71.7775°E Bhakkar, Punjab, Pakistan
Antipode31.2132°S / 108.223°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 37.3°C (99 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
37 km (23 mi)
WNW of epicenter
(pop: 10,800)
Bhakkar, Punjab
44 km (27 mi)
SSE of epicenter
Garh Maharaja
(pop: 29,200)
Jhang, Punjab
52 km (32 mi)
E of epicenter
Jhang Sadr
(pop: 341,200)
Jhang, Punjab
55 km (34 mi)
W of epicenter
(pop: 18,100)
Layyah District, Punjab
60 km (37 mi)
S of epicenter
Ahmadpur Sial
(pop: 24,900)
Jhang, Punjab
72 km (45 mi)
ESE of epicenter
Toba Tek Singh
(pop: 69,100)
86 km (54 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 139,700)
Toba Tek Singh, Punjab
127 km (79 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 2,506,600)
Very weak
Faisalābād District, Punjab
247 km (154 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 6,310,900)
Very weak
303 km (188 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 601,600)
Not felt
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
4.3 10 km (6.2 mi) (*) 2021-05-7 11:39:24 297km W of Amritsar, Punjab, India, Pakistan NCS (National Center for Seismology)
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.


Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 450 km / 279 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User-reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Lahore / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Bhakkar (81.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)

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