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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.3 km southeast of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:53 pm (GMT +5:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.3 km southeast of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:53 pm (GMT +5:30) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.3 km southeast of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:53 pm (GMT +5:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 May 10:35 UTC: First to report: NCS after 12 minutes.
Update Sun, 15 May 2022, 10:39
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
4.2 quake 15 May 3:53 pm (GMT +5:30)
4.2 quake 15 May 3:53 pm (GMT +5:30)
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in India near Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Sunday, May 15th, 2022, at 3:23 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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 Aligarh (pop. 47,500) located 10 km from the epicenter, Jalālī (pop. 18,200) 16 km away, Dibai (pop. 37,900) 29 km away, Aligarh (pop. 753,200) 30 km away, and Gunnaur (pop. 21,000) 31 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Shikārpūr (pop. 34,600) located 49 km from the epicenter, and Hāthras (pop. 126,900) 51 km away.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 15, 2022 10:23:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:53 pm (GMT +5:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.9671°N / 78.3626°E (Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Antipode27.967°S / 101.637°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) SE of Aligarh (pop: 47,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NE of Jalālī (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SSE of Dibai (pop: 37,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Aligarh (pop: 753,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Gunnaur (pop: 21,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) SE of Shikārpūr (pop: 34,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) NE of Hāthras (pop: 126,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) ESE of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (84 mi) SE of Delhi (pop: 10,928,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
282 km (175 mi) WNW of Lucknow (pop: 2,472,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 46.5°C (116 F), humidity: 5%, wind: 5 m/s (11 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.210 km94km NNE of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaNCS

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