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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Kishtwār, Kishtwar, Kashmir, India, on Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm (GMT +5:30) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Kishtwār, Kishtwar, Kashmir, India, on Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm (GMT +5:30) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Kishtwār, Kishtwar, Kashmir, India, on Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm (GMT +5:30)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 29 km depth

24 Jul 12:38 UTC: First to report: NCS after 7 minutes.
Update Sun, 24 Jul 2022, 12:42

Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Kishtwār, Kishtwar, Kashmir, India

4.4 quake 24 Jul 6:00 pm (GMT +5:30)
4.4 quake 24 Jul 6:00 pm (GMT +5:30)
A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Kishtwār, Kishtwar, Kashmir, India.
According to India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the quake hit on Sunday, July 24th, 2022, at 5:30 pm local time at a shallow depth of 29.4 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 Kishtwār (pop. 20,600) located 21 km from the epicenter, Doda (pop. 17,700) 27 km away, and Bhaderwah (pop. 13,400) 48 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Islamabad (pop. 79,800) located 54 km from the epicenter, Kulgam (pop. 16,200) 58 km away, Bijbehara (pop. 24,600) 62 km away, Udhampur (pop. 80,400) 65 km away, Jammu (pop. 465,600) 97 km away, and Srinagar (pop. 975,900) 105 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 24, 2022 12:30:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jul 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm (GMT +5:30)
Depth29.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.3888°N / 75.5653°E (Kishtwar, Kashmir, India)
Antipode33.389°S / 104.435°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) WNW of Kishtwār (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) N of Doda (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (33 mi) SE of Islamabad (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) SE of Bijbehara (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 24,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) NE of Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 80,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (61 mi) NE of Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 465,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) SE of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 975,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
552 km (343 mi) NNW of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 11.8°C (53 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.429 km73km SSE of Pahalgam, Jammu And Kashmir, IndiaNCS


Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 615 km / 382 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Shimla / not felt (reported through our app)

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