Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 23 km southwest of Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 22:10 22:10 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Afghanistan near Jalalabad, Jalālābād, Nangarhar, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 1:52 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 30 km. 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.
4.4 quake 16 Jun 2:22 am (GMT +4:30)
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 Jalalabad (pop. 200,300) located 23 km from the epicenter, and Markaz-e Woluswalī-ye Āchīn (pop. 15,100) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bāsawul (pop. 6,800) located 56 km from the epicenter, Ḩukūmatī Azrah (pop. 12,500) 59 km away, Assad-Abad (pop. 48,400) 103 km away, and Kabul (pop. 3,043,500) 104 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Jun 2021 2:22 am (GMT +4:30) local time (15 Jun 2021 21:52 GMT)
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.29°N / 70.27°E (Khūgyāṉī, Nangarhar, Afghanistan)
Primary data source: NCS
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