Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan
Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 14:3414:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 12 minutes ago 38 km southwest of Kŭlob, Tajikistan, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
4.9 quake 30 Apr 7:21 pm (GMT +5)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, early evening on Friday 30 April 2021 at 7:21 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Hulbuk (pop. 21,700) located 25 km from the epicenter, and Danghara (pop. 22,800) 29 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) located 38 km from the epicenter, Farkhor (pop. 21,700) 38 km away, Chubek (pop. 19,600) 39 km away, Vakhsh (pop. 15,200) 48 km away, Yovon (pop. 17,500) 61 km away, Vahdat (pop. 45,700) 86 km away, and Dushanbe (pop. 679,400) 93 km away.
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Date & time: 30 Apr 2021 7:21 pm (GMT +5) local time (30 Apr 2021 14:21 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.83°N / 69.36°E (Tajikistan)
Primary data source: NCS
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