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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 5 km east of Doda, Kashmir, India, on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm (GMT +5:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 5 km east of Doda, Kashmir, India, on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm (GMT +5:30) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 5 km east of Doda, Kashmir, India, on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm (GMT +5:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Sep 08:03 UTC: First to report: NCS after 13 minutes.
Update Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 08:09
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4.8 quake 21 Sep 1:20 pm (GMT +5:30)
4.8 quake 21 Sep 1:20 pm (GMT +5:30)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, India, was reported only 19 minutes ago by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, at 12:50 pm 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Doda (pop. 17,700) located 5 km from the epicenter, and Kishtwār (pop. 20,600) 24 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Udhampur (pop. 80,400) located 50 km from the epicenter, Islamabad (pop. 79,800) 77 km away, Jammu (pop. 465,600) 82 km away, and Kathua (pop. 48,600) 87 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pathankot (pop. 174,300) located 97 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 21, 2021 07:50:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm (GMT +5:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.1484°N / 75.601°E (Doda, Kashmir, India)
Antipode33.148°S / 104.399°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) E of Doda (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Kishtwār (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Udhampur (pop: 80,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Islamabad (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) NE of Jammu (pop: 465,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) N of Kathua (pop: 48,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) N of Pathankot (Punjab) (pop: 174,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) SE of Srinagar (pop: 975,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) NNE of Amritsar (Punjab) (pop: 1,092,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
525 km (326 mi) NNW of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1 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.
4.810 km64km ENE of Katra, Jammu And Kashmir, IndiaNCS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Melbourne / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Jammu / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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