Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 25 km southeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 00:01 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 25 km southeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 00:01 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 104 km depth

Date & time: 6 May 2018 00:01:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.3°N / 71.7°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SSE of Khorugh (Nohijai Şuƣnon) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NW of Khandūd (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NNE of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) ENE of Jurm (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) ENE of Fayzabad (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ESE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) ESE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (235 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.0104 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ

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Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 271 km NW of epicenter) : Very light one (reported through EMSC)
(Tajikistan, 174 km NE of epicenter) : Really was scaring early in the morning 05:02am (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 25 km southeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, 6 May 2018 00:01 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 07 May 2018 14:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    112.7 km (70 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 25 km southeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 00:01 (GMT)
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