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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 44 km north of Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:31 am (GMT +5:30)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 44 km north of Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:31 am (GMT +5:30) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 44 km north of Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:31 am (GMT +5:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 22 km depth

23 May 19:03 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
23 May 19:07: Now using data updates from NCS
23 May 19:12: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 22.1 to 22.0 km (from 13.7 to 13.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (6.8 mi) towards ENE.
Update Sun, 23 May 2021, 19:12

Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India

4.3 quake 24 May 12:31 am (GMT +5:30)
4.3 quake 24 May 12:31 am (GMT +5:30)
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in India near Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Monday 24 May 2021 at 12:01 am local time at a shallow depth of 22.1 km. 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 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 Kedārnāth (pop. 510) located 32 km from the epicenter, and Joshīmath (pop. 13,900) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Uttarkāshi (pop. 17,100) located 87 km from the epicenter, Srinagar Garhwal (pop. 20,200) 92 km away, Pauri (pop. 26,500) 99 km away, and Tehri (pop. 27,600) 99 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 23, 2021 19:01:45 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, May 24, 2021 at 12:31 am (GMT +5:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.94°N / 79.44°E (Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India)
Antipode30.94°S / 100.56°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt348 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities43 km (27 mi) NE of Kedārnāth (pop: 508) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) NNW of Joshīmath (Chamoli) (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (36 mi) N of Pīpalkoti (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Uttarkāshi (Uttarkashi) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) NE of Pauri (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (89 mi) NE of Rishikesh (pop: 66,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Dehradun (pop: 522,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (103 mi) NE of Haridwar (pop: 186,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
211 km (131 mi) ENE of Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) (pop: 484,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
334 km (207 mi) NE of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -5.6°C (22 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
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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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
4.322 kmIndia: Chamoli, UttarakhandNCS
4.515 kmUTTARANCHAL, INDIAEMSC
4.20 kmWESTERN XIZANG-INDIA BORDER REGIONKNDC
4.510 km46 Km NW of Joshīmath, IndiaUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kakani, Nepal (KKN/NK network) | Distance from quake: 665 km / 413 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kakani, Nepal: 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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Chamba , Tehri Garhwal (120 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : I was sleeping my bed moved and I got up and realised it was an earthquake because my cousin who was in a different room also awake conformed there was an earthquake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Pauri, Uttarakhand (108.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I was in on he bed. Watching a movie and I felt I was shaking. The bed and the all stuff in my was shaking. It was for about 00:40 Well ita not confirmed yet on google!!! But when I contacted few people they also had the same statements as I do. I hope th | 2 users found this interesting.  
Srinagar garhwal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : As above | 2 users found this interesting.  
Pipalkoti / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Sleeping and felt | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dehradun (145.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Yes i felt it was not mild nd was noticeable.intensity near abt 4 | 2 users found this interesting.  
Govindpuri haridwar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I was trying to sleep and suddenly felt floor is moving and suddenly standup but then it was gone | 2 users found this interesting.  
Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (145.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Dehradun (151.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Doiwāla, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (147.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Shaking of bed , windows, doors  
Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand (99.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
near Rudraprayag, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand (77.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (150.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Dehradun, Uttarakhand (153.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
44 km of Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand (11.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Kotkhai, Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh (191.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Almora (132 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Almora (132 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (156.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Dehradun (151.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mild shaking and tremors  
Joshīmath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand (44.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bageshwar, Uttarakhand (127.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : I felt to shake my bed to and fan  
26 km of Jubbal, Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh (152.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
near Rudraprayag, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand (96 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Rāmpur, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh (186.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Mussoorie, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (142 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (145.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Almora Uttrakhand (150 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Bed shaked and vibrations from room  
Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (148.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe
Dehradun, Uttarakhand (151.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (143.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand (102.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Felt like some was knocking on the door  
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