Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 210 km depth

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 94 km northwest of Leh, India, on Friday, Sep 24, 2021 8:50 am (GMT +5:30)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 210 km depth

24 Sep 03:25 UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.

Update Fri, 24 Sep 2021, 03:30

Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Leh, Leh Ladakh, Ladakh, India

4.5 quake 94 km northwest of Leh, India, Sep 24, 2021 8:50 am (GMT +5:30)

4.5 quake 94 km northwest of Leh, India, Sep 24, 2021 8:50 am (GMT +5:30)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 10 minutes ago 94 km northwest of Leh, India, India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 210.2 km beneath the epicenter near Leh, Leh Ladakh, Ladakh, India, in the morning on Friday, September 24th, 2021, at 8:20 am 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Kargil (pop. 13,800, 59 km away), and Leh (pop. 37,500, 94 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Sep 24, 2021 03:20:18 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Sep 24, 2021 8:50 am (GMT +5:30)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 210.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.6656°N / 76.76°E (Leh Ladakh, Ladakh, India)
Antipode: 34.666°S / 103.24°W
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) ENE of Kargil (pop: 13,800) –> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Leh (pop: 37,500) –> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) N of Padam (pop: 25,000) –> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) NE of Islamabad (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 79,800) –> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) ENE of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 975,900) –> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ENE of Soyībug (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 104,000) –> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Bāramūla (Jammu and Kashmir) (pop: 77,300) –> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) ENE of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) –> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNE of Amritsar (Punjab) (pop: 1,092,500) –> See nearby quakes!
672 km (418 mi) N of New Delhi (pop: 317,800) –> See nearby quakes!

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 0.3°C (32 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WSW

Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)

Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag. Depth Location Source
4.5 210 km 58km ENE of Kargil, Laddakh, India NCS

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