Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 34 km south of Kargil, Ladakh, India, on Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 3:55 am (GMT +5:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 34 km south of Kargil, Ladakh, India, on Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 3:55 am (GMT +5:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Sep 22:31 UTC: First to report: NCS after 6 minutes.
Update Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 22:36
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 34 km south of Kargil, India early morning
4.8 quake 18 Sep 3:55 am (GMT +5:30)
4.8 quake 18 Sep 3:55 am (GMT +5:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred early morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 3:25 am local time near Kargil, Ladakh, India, as reported by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 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.
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 Kargil (pop. 13,800) located 34 km from the epicenter, and Pahlgām (pop. 7,800) 79 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Trāl (pop. 13,300) located 100 km from the epicenter, Islamabad (pop. 79,800) 107 km away, and Padam (pop. 25,000) 112 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Sep 17, 2021 22:25:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 3:55 am (GMT +5:30)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.2511°N / 76.1248°E (Kargil, Ladakh, India)
Antipode: 34.251°S / 103.875°W
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) S of Kargil (pop: 13,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Pahlgām (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 7,750) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Trāl (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) NE of Islamabad (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 79,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NW of Padam (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) E of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 975,900) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) E of Soyībug (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 104,000) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NNE of Amritsar (Punjab) (pop: 1,092,500) --> See nearby quakes!
633 km (393 mi) N of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 7.5°C (46 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.810 km33km S of Kargil, Laddakh, IndiaNCS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Dharan ,Neal / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Anantnag Jammu and kashmir India / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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