Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at 22:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at 22:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 200 km depth

Date & time: 24 Mar 2018 10:17:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 200.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.44°N / 70.9°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100)
80 km (50 mi) SE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400)
126 km (78 mi) SE of Taloqan (Taluqan) (pop: 64,300)
162 km (100 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500)
185 km (115 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900)
264 km (164 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
372 km (231 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.02 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ

User reports for this quake (24)

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Kabul, Afghanistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I had just returned to my room and laid down when I felt a quick shock then lighter rumbling for approximately 30 seconds.
Kabul Afghanistan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt the earthquake around 2. 48 am in kabul
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 559 km NW of epicenter) : Трясло ночью (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 557 km NW of epicenter) : Woke up because of it (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 554 km NW of epicenter) : Один сильный толчок.4 этаж. (reported through EMSC)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 554 km NW of epicenter) : Ощущалось,но не сильно. Ташкент (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 553 km NW of epicenter) : A little bit (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 552 km NW of epicenter) : Нормально так потрясло! (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 552 km NW of epicenter) : несильно но ощущалось как покачевание (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 551 km NW of epicenter) : Разбудило (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 551 km NW of epicenter) : Немного потрясло. (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 550 km NW of epicenter) : Я услышала двери на балконе трястись начали, и сразу посмотрела на люстру. Но дальше тишина. Было ясно, что землятресение, но очень-очень слабое. Ташкент, Центр. (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 549 km NW of epicenter) : Алгоритм слегка качнуло (reported through EMSC)
Rawalpindi (Pakistan, 378 km SE of epicenter) : Slightly feeling. No noise. (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 292 km NW of epicenter) : Long, several shakes (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 291 km NW of epicenter) : Ощущались приличные толчки (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 264 km SW of epicenter) : I was sleep and the shaking woke me up. (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 260 km SW of epicenter) : It was strong (reported through EMSC)
Aybak (Afghanistan, 252 km W of epicenter) : آنقدر هم خطرناک نبود به فضل الهی (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 303 km SE of epicenter) : Slovely I feel that (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 286 km NW of epicenter) : It last for 2-3 seconds, but was strong enough to wake up me at 03:18 a. m. (reported through EMSC)
Charbagh (Pakistan, 240 km SE of epicenter) : Just felt it. For a very short time (reported through EMSC)
Kunduz (Afghanistan, 168 km W of epicenter) : I was sleeping on bed suddenly my bed started crunching voice and I wake up (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 24 March 22:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2018 12:52 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    137.9 km (85.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at 22:17 (GMT)
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