Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Xaignabouli, Thailand, 92 km west of Luang Prabang, Laos, on 7 Jul 1:43 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Xaignabouli, Thailand, 92 km west of Luang Prabang, Laos, on 7 Jul 1:43 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 1 km depth

7 Jul 06:56 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 13 minutes.
7 Jul 07:00: Now using data updates from TMD
Update Wed, 7 Jul 2021, 07:06
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province, Laos
4.8 quake 7 Jul 1:43 pm (GMT +7)
4.8 quake 7 Jul 1:43 pm (GMT +7)
A very shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported around noon near Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province, Laos.
According to Thailand's Earthquake Observation Division (TMD), the quake hit on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at 1:43 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
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 Chiang Klang (pop. 13,200) located 61 km from the epicenter, Sainyabuli (pop. 13,500) 64 km away, and Luang Prabang (pop. 47,400) 92 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nan (pop. 24,700) located 112 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 7, 2021 06:43:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 7 Jul 1:43 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.67°N / 101.29°E (Xaignabouli, Thailand)
Antipode: 19.67°S / 78.71°W
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NE of Chiang Klang (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NW of Sainyabuli (Xayaboury, Xiagnabouli, Laos) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Luang Prabang (Louangphabang, Laos) (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NNE of Nan (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Chiang Rai (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ESE of Mae Chan (Chiang Rai) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) NW of Vientiane (Vientiane Prefecture, Laos) (pop: 196,700) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NE of Lampang (pop: 156,100) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NNW of Udon Thani (pop: 247,200) --> See nearby quakes!
663 km (412 mi) N of Bangkok (pop: 5,104,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.4°C (79 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: TMD (Earthquake Observation Division of Thailand)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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
4.81 kmNear Ban Houayxay, Bokeo, LaosTMD
4.710 kmLAOSEMSC
4.910 kmLaosGFZ
4.710 kmLaos: 51 Km NE of Chiang Klang, ThailandUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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Chiang Rai / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Weak shaking for about 5 seconds.  
Chiang Rai (129.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was at school teaching online on the 5th floor. I turned on a fan to cool off and it kind of shakes my laptop a bit, but then the desk, chair, and floor started vibrating a bit and I knew right away that it was an earthquake and not the fan. I went outs  
chiang rai / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Bokeo,Laos (114.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
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