Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Zebak, 44 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 15:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Zebak, 44 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 15:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 94 km depth

Date & time: 28 Apr 2018 15:14:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.33°N / 71.31°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NW of Thal (Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) N of Āsmār (Kunar) (pop: 15,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) N of Asadābād (Kunar) (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.394 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (30)

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Kabul / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kabul / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Laying on bed in modified container accommodation, stacked on another container...slight movement in approx. three waves.
landi kotal / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lah / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
608.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Srinagar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Abbottabad (Pakistan, 298 km SE of epicenter) : Walls and windows shaking (reported through EMSC)
Firozepur (India, 674 km SE of epicenter) : I felt one. (reported through EMSC)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 580 km NW of epicenter) : Слегка кочнула (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 579 km NW of epicenter) : Ligth felt (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 578 km NW of epicenter) : Tashkent IELTS 8269900 WE FELT LIKE 2 PTS (reported through EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan, 578 km NW of epicenter) : Ташкент, совсем слегка, кратковременный толчек. (reported through EMSC)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 578 km NW of epicenter) : Almost didn't notice (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 471 km S of epicenter) : Pakistan (reported through EMSC)
Srinagar (India, 417 km SE of epicenter) : The epicentre was far, but it was felt in J&K (reported through EMSC)
Srinagar (India, 408 km SE of epicenter) : Srinagar mai thoda sa hua (reported through EMSC)
Kreeri (India, 385 km SE of epicenter) : I felt a slight swaying... (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 360 km W of epicenter) : Just a vibration for about 1.5s. (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 335 km SE of epicenter) : It was vertical shaking. I stand and that time, found like jumping, but it was so fast in time, that I thought it's my famtasy, that time. But now I see it was really an earthquake. Islamabad. (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 334 km NW of epicenter) : 2 балла (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 333 km NW of epicenter) : It was very strong, my roof fell down and window broken (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 330 km NW of epicenter) : Made water in the bottle on the Tabletten shaking, Not that strong, but long. (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 327 km NW of epicenter) : Duration if only about 5-10 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 277 km SW of epicenter) : Just felt an earthquake in Kabul Afghanistan (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 273 km SW of epicenter) : Felt in Kabul Afghanistan and it was not that strong but made us all to run outside (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 272 km SW of epicenter) : I feel Erath quick (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 270 km SW of epicenter) : It was strongish (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 260 km S of epicenter) : Didn't felt it. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 200 km SE of epicenter) : Feel (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Zebak, 44 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 15:14 (GMT)
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