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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bay of Bengal, 271 km southeast of Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Odisha, India, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:47 pm (GMT +6) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bay of Bengal, 271 km southeast of Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Odisha, India, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:47 pm (GMT +6) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bay of Bengal, 271 km southeast of Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Odisha, India, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:47 pm (GMT +6)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 7 km depth

16 Mar 11:53 UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 11:47:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:47 pm (GMT +6)
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.6986°N / 87.8098°E (Bay of Bengal, India)
Antipode18.699°S / 92.19°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities220 km (136 mi) SE of Paradeep (pop: 85,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
242 km (150 mi) ESE of Jagannathpur (pop: 170,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) SSE of Patāmundai (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) SE of Kendrāparha (pop: 43,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (169 mi) SE of Bhubaneswar (pop: 762,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (170 mi) SE of Jatani (pop: 56,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
282 km (175 mi) SE of Cuttack (pop: 580,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) SSE of Bhadrakh (pop: 98,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.97 km241km ESE of Puri, Odisha, IndiaNCS


Seismic station: Kakani, Nepal (KKN/NK network) | Distance from quake: 1044 km / 649 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kakani, Nepal: 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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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bhadrak / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short

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