Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Bārkhān, 76 km northeast of Dera Bugti, Balochistan, Pakistan, on Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 7:12 am (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Bārkhān, 76 km northeast of Dera Bugti, Balochistan, Pakistan, on Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 7:12 am (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 15 km depth

22 Jul 02:24 UTC: First to report: NCS after 12 minutes.
Update Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 02:30
Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Dera Bugti, Dera Bugti District, Balochistan, Pakistan
4.8 quake 22 Jul 7:12 am (GMT +5)
4.8 quake 22 Jul 7:12 am (GMT +5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 18 minutes ago 76 km northeast of Dera Bugti, Pakistan, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 15 km beneath the epicenter near Dera Bugti, Dera Bugti District, Balochistan, Pakistan, in the morning on Thursday 22 July 2021 at 7:12 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake 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 Barkhan (pop. 8,800) located 28 km from the epicenter, Kohlu (pop. 11,100) 36 km away, Dera Bugti (pop. 18,100) 76 km away, and Dajal (pop. 17,600) 85 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jampur (pop. 63,800) located 106 km from the epicenter, and Dera Ghazi Khan (pop. 236,100) 118 km away.
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Date & time: 22 Jul 2021 02:12:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 7:12 am (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.65°N / 69.5°E (Bārkhān, Balochistan, Pakistan)
Nearest volcano: Tor Zawar (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) S of Barkhan (pop: 8,760) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SE of Kohlu (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Dera Bugti (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Dajal (Rajanpur, Punjab) (pop: 17,600) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) W of Jampur (Punjab) (pop: 63,800) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) WSW of Dera Ghazi Khan (Punjab) (pop: 236,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NNW of Rahim Yar Khan (Punjab) (pop: 788,900) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) WSW of Multan (Punjab) (pop: 1,437,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ESE of Quetta (pop: 733,700) --> See nearby quakes!
563 km (350 mi) SW of Islamabad (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28°C (82 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.815 kmPakistanNCS
4.425 km19 Km W of Dera Ghazi Khan, PakistanUSGS
4.510 kmPakistanGFZ

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