Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 19:2219:22 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Afghanistan near Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Thursday, August 4th, 2022, at 11:08 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 98 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.
4.8 quake 4 Aug 11:38 pm (GMT +4:30)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) located 25 km from the epicenter, Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) 33 km away, Jurm (pop. 12,100) 67 km away, Khandūd (pop. 5,500) 96 km away, Faizabad (pop. 44,400) 102 km away, and Faizabad (pop. 44,400) 102 km away.
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Date & time: Aug 4, 2022 11:38 pm (GMT +4:30) local time (4 Aug 2022 19:08 GMT)
Depth: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.48°N / 71.41°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Primary data source: GFZ
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