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Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 30 km northwest of Fayzabad, Afghanistan

Sun, 23 May 2021, 07:52
4.3 quake 23 May 12:06 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 23 May 12:06 pm (GMT +4:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 15 minutes ago 30 km northwest of Fayzabad, Afghanistan, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, in the morning on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 11:36 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.
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 Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) located 30 km from the epicenter, and Rustāq (pop. 25,600) 45 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jurm (pop. 12,100) located 65 km from the epicenter, Chubek (pop. 19,600) 66 km away, Ārt Khwājah (pop. 18,600) 76 km away, Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) 85 km away, and Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 91 km away.

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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 23 May 2021 12:06 pm (GMT +4:30) local time (23 May 2021 07:36 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.27°N / 70.31°E (Yaftal-e Sufla, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Primary data source: NCS

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