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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 111 km northeast of Lhassa, Tibet, China, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 111 km northeast of Lhassa, Tibet, China, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 111 km northeast of Lhassa, Tibet, China, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

26 May 12:50 UTC: First to report: NCS after 7 minutes.
Update Thu, 26 May 2022, 12:57
Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Lhassa, Tibet, China
4.6 quake 26 May 8:43 pm (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 26 May 8:43 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Lhassa, Tibet, China, was reported only 13 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 19.5 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Thursday, May 26th, 2022, at 8:43 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lhassa (pop. 118,700) located 111 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 26, 2022 12:43:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth19.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.2986°N / 91.9767°E (Nagqu Diqu, Tibet, China)
Antipode30.299°S / 88.023°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities111 km (69 mi) NE of Lhassa (pop: 118,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) ENE of Dêqên (pop: 62,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (82 mi) S of Nagqu Prefecture (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (172 mi) NE of Gyangze (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
321 km (199 mi) ENE of Shigatse (Région autonome du Tibet) (pop: 80,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
389 km (241 mi) NE of Thimphu (Bhutan) (pop: 98,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
424 km (263 mi) NW of Dibrugarh (Assam, India) (pop: 122,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
460 km (286 mi) NNE of Jaigaon (West Bengal, India) (pop: 158,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 1.7°C (35 F), humidity: 50%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.620 kmChina: 302km N of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaNCS

User reports for this quake

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