Earthquake of Magnitude 5.3 hits Jammu and Kashmir



Earthquake of Magnitude 5.3 hits Jammu and Kashmir, epicenter in Pakistan

Magnitude: 5.3
Date & Time: 07:01 p.m.
Depth: 10.0 – 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.35°N / 75.05°E (Astor, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan)
Antipode: 35.35°S / 104.95°W

Nearby towns and cities:
129 km NNE of Sopore
142 km N of Srinagar

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds, -15.5°C, humidity: 84%, wind: 5 kts from SE

Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)

Via: Kashmir Weather

Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of (The Awam News)


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