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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 74 km northwest of Padam, Kargil, Ladakh, India, on Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 11:14 am (GMT +5:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 74 km northwest of Padam, Kargil, Ladakh, India, on Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 11:14 am (GMT +5:30) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 74 km northwest of Padam, Kargil, Ladakh, India, on Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 11:14 am (GMT +5:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Dec 05:49 UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 18, 2021 05:44:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 11:14 am (GMT +5:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.0254°N / 76.4603°E (Kargil, Ladakh, India)
Antipode34.025°S / 103.54°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities67 km (41 mi) SSE of Kargil (pop: 13,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NNW of Padam (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) NE of Kishtwār (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) W of Leh (pop: 37,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Islamabad (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) E of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 975,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
162 km (101 mi) E of Soyībug (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 104,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) NE of Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 80,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
206 km (128 mi) NE of Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 465,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
604 km (375 mi) N of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -24.9°C (-13 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.110 km65km SSE of Kargil, Laddakh, IndiaNCS


Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 684 km / 425 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: 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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